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Description: 92 and 94, Harley Street W1
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 210085
OS Grid Reference: TQ2861681843
OS Grid Coordinates: 528616, 181843
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5209, -0.1476
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HARLEY STREET, Wl
45/35 (East side)
10.9.54 Nos. 92 and 94
Terraced town houses. c.1777 Portland Estate development, probably by
John White in partnership with the plasterer Thomas Collins (associates of
Sir William Chambers). Stock brick; slate roofs. 4 storeys (dormered
mansard to No. 94) , on basements. 3-window wide fronts. Broad
semicircular arched doorways to left with Coade stone vermiculated
rustications and head keystones; panelled doors, pilastered sidelights and
moulded doorheads, plain and patterned fanlights. Recessed sashes, under
flat gauged arches to upper floors. 1st floor plat band and sill band;
cornice over 2nd floor and modillion cornice and blocking course.
Continuous early C.19 cast iron balconies to 1st floor. Cast iron plumbed
spike area railings. Good intact interiors more elaborated than the
speculative norm for these 1st rate houses though with similar features;
spacious top lit stone geometrical staircases with anthemion-lyre pattern
wrought iron balustrades, swag ornament to drums of skylights; fluted and
swagged friezes, and wreathed ceiling panels, No. 92 with inset painted
panels in 1st floor drawing room ceiling in the Adam manner, but combined
with the standard use of stucco mythological relief medallions in the
Chambers style over the chimneypieces and used to good effect in the hall
of No. 94 which has an archway preceding the staircase; inlaid marble
Ionic columned or pilastered chimneypieces; mahogany doors; etc.
Listing NGR: TQ2861781837
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Source: English Heritage
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