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35a, Great Cumberland Place W1 (See Details for Further Address Information), Westminster

Description: 35a, Great Cumberland Place W1 (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209871

OS Grid Reference: TQ2775681205
OS Grid Coordinates: 527756, 181205
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5153, -0.1602

Location: Upper Berkeley Street, Paddington, Greater London W1H 7 W1H 8DJ

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1H 8DJ

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Listing Text

54/74 W1
14.1.70 Nos. 29 to 35 (odd) and
Terraced town houses. c.1789-90, possibly by William Porden (who had a
lease on No. 38 q.v.) as part of a Portman Estate development, originally
intended as a complete circus or double crescent of which only the eastern
half (Nos. 24 to 42, even, q.v.) was built according to plan. Stock brick
with channelled stucco ground floors (plain to No. 35A); concealed slate
roofs. 5 storeys, except for 4-storeyed No. 35A, on basements. 3-window
wide fronts except for No. 35A which has 2 window and 5-window return to
Upper Berkeley Street with entrance. Semicircular arched doorways to right
with panelled doors and fanlights, Nos. 29 to 33 in mid C.19 stucco
surrounds, No. 35 retaining original patterned fanlight and No. 35A with
enclosed Ionic columned stucco porch to return. Recessed sashes, under
flat gauged arches to upper floors. Plat bands finishing off ground floor
stucco work and band at 1st floor pseudo parapet level cut by windows;
stringcourses to 2nd and 3rd floors and main entablature with bold dentil
cornice over 3rd floor; crowning cornice and blocking course. No. 35 is
emphasised as pavilion of formerly symmetrical terrace composition by an
order of 4, thin, Ionic pilasters through 1st and 2nd floors. No. 35A has
plain front finished off with cornice and blocking course. Original, cast
iron, geometric patterned 1st floor balconies, with individual balconettes
to No. 35A. Cast iron area railings with urn finials and Nos. 29, 33 and
35 with notably elegant wrought iron lamp brackets and link extinguishers.

Listing NGR: TQ2775681205

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Source: English Heritage

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