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Wimbourne House

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5067 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.1417 / 0°8'30"W

OS Eastings: 529062

OS Northings: 180281

OS Grid: TQ290802

Mapcode National: GBR DG.B1

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.HDF9

Entry Name: Wimbourne House

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066498

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208554

Location: Westminster, London, SW1A

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

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 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ARLINGTON STREET, SW1
81/12
No 22 (Wimbourne House)
24.2.58
GV II*

Town mansion, c. 1740-55 by William Kent, completed by Stephen Wright
for Henry Pelham, considerably altered and extended in later C18 and
mid C19 on forecourt side, only to be "reinstated" in latter part of
1970s with the demolition of the forebuilding. Yellow brick, slate
roof. 3 storeys, basement and dormered attic. The intact Green
Park west front 11 bays wide in the rhythm 3: 3: 1: 3: 1, the triplets
being full height canted bays. Recessed glazing bar sashes under
flat gauged arches. Stone plat bands to ground and 1st floor; stone
bracketed cornice and blocking course. All windows have wrought iron
balconettes. The entrance front has a "reinstated" 5 window
symmetrical elevation with central doorway. Interior has good Kent
work with galleried staricase compartment with coffered ceiling and
very fine saloon to centre of west front, the ceiling coffered with
red and blue panels with small relief figures similar to 44 Berkeley
Square, apsed into bay on to Park another fine room with Kent
decoration,east of saloon,and sumptuous C19 work etc.


Listing NGR: TQ2906280281

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