Description: 39 and 40, Frith Street W1
Date Listed: 23 November 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 209754
OS Grid Reference: TQ2977380994
OS Grid Coordinates: 529773, 180994
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5130, -0.1312
TQ 2980 NE and 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER FRITH STREET, Wl
23.11.78 Nos. 39 and 40
Terrace houses. Part of a c.1743 row by John Balgrave, carpenter. Stock brick with
earlier brickwork to 2nd floor, concealed roof. 4 storeys. Each front 3 windows
wide. Mid C20 shop fronts to ground floor. Upper floors have flush framed sash
windows, except top floor and the 2nd floor of No. 39 where they are recessed, and
flat gauged red brick arches, glazing bars intact to No. 39 but casements in part to
No. 40. Parapet with coping and sill bands. Interiors: No. 39 retains dog leg
staircase with heavily moulded closed strings, turned balusters (boxed in) and
columnar newels with small pendants, elements of cornices,panelling etc.; No. 40 has
pilastered opening from passage-hall onto same staircase as at No. 39 and 1st floor
front room with cyma panelling and box cornice etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXIII.
Listing NGR: TQ2977080994
Source: English Heritage
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