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Description: 16, Grafton Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209849
OS Grid Reference: TQ2899380664
OS Grid Coordinates: 528993, 180664
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5102, -0.1426
TQ 2880 NE, 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER GRAFTON STREET W1
69/74 and 70/7
Terrace house. c.1770-80 probably by Sir Robert Taylor, altered c.1840. Stuccoed 4
storeys with basement. Four windows, broad front. Main dentil cornice above second
floor; parapet cornice above third floor. Windows in broad surrounds, vermiculated
with cornices on ground floor. Large doorway in architrave frame, studded door, and
fluted brackets rising to first floor balcony with heavy cast iron ornamented x pattern
balustrade. First floor windows with cornices on consoles supporting cast iron window
guards to second floor windows. Heavy cast iron railings on dwarf wall, between stucco
dies to area,returned up steps to doorway, the flanking pedestals surmounted by cast
iron lamp standards. Although the interior has been much altered since its
incorporation into Asprey's premises, it retains original staircase of typical Taylor
design with apsed end well rising full height to oval lantern with waterleaf trim and
fluted frieze, resolved by pendentives into a barrel vault over apse with guilloche
moulding. The stone stairs with cut string and moulded soffit have scrolled wrought
iron balusters, moulded handrail, scrolled out at foot. Built as part of Sir Robert
Taylor's development of Grafton Street.
Listing NGR: TQ2899380664
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Source: English Heritage
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