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Latitude: 51.5322 / 51°31'55"N
Longitude: -0.1808 / 0°10'50"W
OS Eastings: 526284
OS Northings: 183040
OS Grid: TQ262830
Mapcode National: GBR 34.LY
Mapcode Global: VHGQR.TR9B
Entry Name: 6, Abercorn Place Nw8
Listing Date: 1 December 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1209579
English Heritage Legacy ID: 208462
Location: Westminster, London, NW8
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey Road
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Mark Hamilton Terrace
Church of England Diocese: London
1900/11/57 ABERCORN PLACE NW8
01-DEC-87 ST JOHNS WOOD
Detached villa. C.1820. Yellow stock brick with shallow hipped slate roof. Two storeys over raised basement.
EXTERIOR: North-facing entrance front of three bays, with central flight of steps flanked by railings leading to a Doric porch with fluted columns. 6/6-pane sashes to raised ground floor with balconettes enriched with strigillation and gauged arches; similar, but 8/8-pane, to first floor. West side elevation with projecting chimneybreasts, central bay with windows to raised ground and first floors with decorative ironwork. Pair of chimneystacks to each side. Rear elevation of three bays, lower central window to stair over projecting raised ground floor bay; windows retain decorative ironwork.
INTERIOR: Not inspected, but reported as retaining numerous early features including plasterwork, joinery, marble chimneypieces, open string staircase with stick balusters and mahogany handrail.
HISTORY: one of the earlier villas in this part of St John's Wood, this house probably dates from the 1820s: it is shown on Crutchley's map of London of 1829. It is a handsome Neoclassical villa which remains little altered. From 1879 to 1888 it was the home of Edward John Gregory RA (1850-1909), a noted late Victorian painter and sometime President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Listing NGR: TQ2628483040
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