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Description: House of St Barnabas
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 209918
OS Grid Reference: TQ2976481213
OS Grid Coordinates: 529764, 181213
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5149, -0.1313
TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREEK STREET, W1
No. 1 (House of St.
Corner terrace house with Soho Square. c.1744-46 by Joseph Pearce, the interior
fitted out with very fine plasterwork etc. for Richard Beckford, brother of the
Alderman in 1754. Stock brick, slate roof. Plain rather old fashioned elevations in
keeping with Soho Square. 3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 5 windows wide
and 4 window return to Soho Square. Entrance in 2nd bay from right has stone
architrave with consoles carrying cornice. Recessed glazing bar sashes in stucco
reveals under flat gauged arches, blind in chimney breast bay and to left on 2nd
floor to Greek Street. Brick plat bands and sill bands, the 1st floor sill band of
stone, brick parapet with coping. Wrought iron urn finialed area railings and stone
obelisks flanking the steps to doorway. The interior finished in carved wood and
moulded plaster is one of the best surviving examples in London of mid C18 Rococo
decoration with pedimented ornamental chimneypieces, carved pedimented doorcases,
stone staircase with wrought iron openwork balusters and plasterwork panels to 1st
floor level of compartment, etc. ceilings, cornices etc. A chapel was added in the
former stable yard and to Manette Street for the House of Charity by Joseph Clarke in
1862, stone built in a bold c.1300 Burges related style of Gothic, 2 bays with an
east apse and pairs of apsed chapels off each side of the lofty narrow nave; marble
facings and mosaic work; large rose window in west wall.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXIII.
Listing NGR: TQ2976481213
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