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83 and 85, Harley Street W1, Westminster

Description: 83 and 85, Harley Street W1

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 210112

OS Grid Reference: TQ2860781761
OS Grid Coordinates: 528607, 181761
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5201, -0.1478

Location: 75 Harley Street, Paddington, Greater London W1G 8 W1N 1DE

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

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Listing Text

45/52 (West side)
10.9.54 Nos. 83 and 85
G.V. II*
Terraced town houses. c.1774-76 Portland Estate development by
John White in partnership with the plasterer Thomas Collins (associates
of Sir William Chambers); the interior of No. 85 by the plasterer
John Utterton frequently associated with White. Stock brick with
channelled stucco ground floors; slate roofs. 4 storeys and basements,
No. 85 with dormered mansard. 3-window wide fronts. Semicircular arched
doorways to left in vermiculated Coade stone surrounds with head
keystones; panelled doors, framed sidelights, shallow recessed doorheads
under patterned fanlights, in Venetian window composition. Recessed
sashes, under flat gauged arches to upper floors. 1st floor plat band.
Parapets with copings. Continuous cast iron anthemion patterned 1st
floor balconies. Wrought iron area railings with urn finials. Fine
interiors elaborated on the norm typical for these speculative 1st rate
houses of the 1770s in Harley Street; barrel vaulted ante-hall; top lit
stone geometrical staircases with scroll and lyre wrought iron
balustrades, decorated skylight drums; delicate flute and patera and
wreath and garland plasterwork with stucco mythological relief medallions
framed by garlands over principal, Ionic columned or pilastered, inlaid
marble chimneypieces; mahogany doors; etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2860381773

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Source: English Heritage

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