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21, Duchess Mews W1, Westminster

Description: 21, Duchess Mews W1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 209532

OS Grid Reference: TQ2877881679
OS Grid Coordinates: 528778, 181679
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5194, -0.1453

Location: Duchess Mews, Paddington, Greater London W1G 9 W1N 3AE

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1N 3AE

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Listing Text

15.6.73 No. 21
Mews building. c.1775-76 (some C.20 alterations) by James Adam associated
with No. 21 Portland Place q,v. Stock brick altered mews front; stuccoed
"polite" east front vis-a-vis rear of Portland Place house; slate roof. 2
storeys and basement. 5 windows wide, the centre bay slightly advanced
and pedimented. Exposed brick basement has wide segmental gauged brick
arch. Ground floor partly obscured by C.20 additions has blind
semicircular archway recessed for 2 orders to advanced centre flanked by
empty niches. The imposts of arch are extended into frieze with fluting
and rosette enrichments; above the frieze 2 circular Coade stone
medallions with mythological scenes in relief and, to left and right,
rectangular panels with double swag motif. 1st floor has 3 recessed
casement windows alternating with 2 blocked up window openings. Moulded
cornice and parapet with coping and pedimented centre bay.

Listing NGR: TQ2878081678

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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