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86, Harley Street W1, Westminster

Description: 86, Harley Street W1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 210081

OS Grid Reference: TQ2863481790
OS Grid Coordinates: 528634, 181790
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5204, -0.1474

Location: Harley Street, Paddington, Greater London W1G 8 W1N 1AE

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1N 1AE

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Listing Text

45/44 (East side)
10.9.54 No. 86
Terraced town house, c.1774-76 Portland Estate development, by John White
in partnership with the plasterer Thomas Collins (associates of
Sir William Chambers). Stock brick with channelled stucco ground floor;
slate roof. 4 storeys and basement. 3-window wide astylar front. Broad
semicircular arched doorway to right with rusticated surround and Coade
head keystone; panelled door, sidelights, moulded doorhead and fanlight
with radial swag pattern. Recessed sashes, under flat gauged arches to
upper floors. 1st floor plat band. Parapet with coping. Continuous
early to mid C.19 cast iron patterned balcony to 1st floor. Cast iron
plumbed spike area railings. Bowed rear elevation and canted wing.
Interior retains some good original features though with later
alterations; geometrical top lit stone staircases with wrought iron lyre
and anthemion pattern balustrade; flute and patera friezes, some ceilings
with wreathed panels and stucco mythological relief medallions with swag
and ribbon framing over chimneypieces; these are of inlaid marble with
pilasters or columns, the ground floor front room chimneypiece of No. 86
with Rococo surround probably reset; etc ; all features common to these
speculative 1st rate houses of the 1770s in Harley Street.

Listing NGR: TQ2863481790

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Source: English Heritage

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