If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: 5, Hamilton Place W1
Date Listed: 2 October 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 210019
OS Grid Reference: TQ2845980004
OS Grid Coordinates: 528459, 180004
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5044, -0.1505
TQ 2879 NW and 2880 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER HAMILTON PLACE, Wl
79/57 ; 88/5
2.10.69 No. 5
End of terrace town mansion. Built as part of an 1807-10 group of
houses facing the Park, probably by Thomas Leverton, but drastically
remodelled 1879-81 by S.R. Rogers of Messrs. William Cubitt for
Leopold de Rothschild. Portland stone casing, slate roof. A rich
Venetian Renaissance architectural recasing. 4 storeys, basement and
dormered mansard. 4 windows wide with full height 3-window bows on
both fronts and bold 2- storey projection on Park Lane and north
elevations forming terrace to 2nd floor; single storey one window bay
flanking bow on entrance front. The entrance in porch to left hand
integrated in Ionic order articulating semicircular arched ground
floor windows. Superimposed sequence of orders articulating 1st and
2nd floor archivolt arched windows, with Composite over Corinthian,
and camber headed lugged architrave windows to 3rd floor. Enriched
entablature and balustrade to 1st floor, crowning cornice and
balustraded parapet. All the orders engaged on entrance and Park Lane
fronts but free standing and coupled columns and pilasters appear on
north elevation. Intricately scrolled iron guards to 1st floor
windows on all three elevations. Elaborate cast iron area railings.
Interior, decorated by the firm of "John Jackson, Mellier, Forsythe"
in a rich and ecletic variety of fin de siecle Louis XV and
Renaissance taste of very fine workmanship, top lit stair compartment
having enriched cut string to oak stairs with intricately scrolled
balustrade and the walls panelled in Regence - Louis XV style
boiseries with tapestry insets, library woodwork made in Florence by
Chevalier Rinaldo Barbetti, French Renaissance style panelling and
plasterwork in ground floor front room etc.
Listing NGR: TQ2846380007
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.