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33, Upper Brook Street W1

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.511 / 51°30'39"N

Longitude: -0.1564 / 0°9'22"W

OS Eastings: 528036

OS Northings: 180730

OS Grid: TQ280807

Mapcode National: GBR 9D.2J

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.79P0

Entry Name: 33, Upper Brook Street W1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207318

Location: Westminster, London, W1K

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER UPPER BROOK
68/31 STREET, Wl
24.2.58 No. 33
G.V. II*
Terraced town house. Built 1756-57 but transformed by
(Sir) Robert Taylor in 1767-68 for John Boyd Danson (for whom he had
previously built Danson Park), altered and heightened early to mid
C.19. Colour washed brick and stone dressings, slate roof.
Originally 3 storeys with pediment, now 4 with basement and dormered
mansard. 3 windows wide. Central doorway, approached by 5 shallow
steps, and ground floor windows recessed for one order in archivolt
arched openings with unique use of reduced scale engaged Doric columns
with dosserets but with the cornice projecting and linking archivolts
as impost string whilst being carried in beneath fanlight as doorhead,
the 6 panel door itself in architrave case. The 1st floor windows
rising from pseudo parapet with blind balustrading below sills, have
architraves,that to centre eared and further emphasised by cornice;
high set 2nd floor architraved windows and later attic storey with
sill band and stucco banded and coped parapet. Stone dwarf walls and
dies to areas, flanking steps with simple wrought iron railings.
Interior, despite alterations, retains essential features of Taylor's
spacious plan with plaster vaulted and saucer domed hall ceiling on
Siena marble painted Doric columns and typical apsed ended
cantilevered stone staircase rising off it to left, rear ground and 1st
floor rooms octagonal and 1st floor front room a cube with coved
ceiling retaining some of its plasterwork.
Survey of London; Vol. XL.


Listing NGR: TQ2803680730

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