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Description: 79 and 81, Harley Street W1
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 210111
OS Grid Reference: TQ2861481736
OS Grid Coordinates: 528614, 181736
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5199, -0.1477
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HARLEY STREET, W1
45/55 (West side)
10.9.54 Nos. 79 and 81
Terraced town houses. c.1774 Portland Estate development, No. 79 by
John White in partnership with the plasterer Thomas Collins (associates
of Sir William Chambers) and No. 81 by John Johnson. Stock brick with
channelled stucco ground floors; slate roofs. 4 storeys and basements,
No. 81 with dormered mansard. 3-window wide fronts. Semicircular arched
doorways to left with vermiculated Coade stone surrounds and head
keystones; panelled doors, framed sidelights and shallow recessed
doorheads under fanlights with Venetian window effect. Recessed sashes,
under flat gauged arches to upper floors, those of No. 81 with stucco
architraves added with segmental pediments on consoles to 1st floor. 1st
floor plat band; parapets with copings, No. 81 with mutule cornice below
parapet. Continuous cast iron anthemion pattern 1st floor balconies.
Wrought iron area railings with urn finials, No. 81 with scrollwork
lampholders. Interiors retain some of the features typical of these 1st
rate houses of the 1770s in Harley Street; top lit geometrical stone
staircases, but with later iron balustrades; some Ionic columned or
pilastered chimneypieces intact and plasterwork, mythological medallions,
in No. 81 more markedly in an Adam-Wyatt manner characteristic of
Listing NGR: TQ2861481736
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Source: English Heritage
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