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14, HAY'S MEWS W1 (See details for further address information)

A Grade II* Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.508 / 51°30'28"N

Longitude: -0.1475 / 0°8'50"W

OS Eastings: 528661

OS Northings: 180407

OS Grid: TQ286804

Mapcode National: GBR CF.2M

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.DCDB

Entry Name: 14, HAY'S MEWS W1 (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 9 January 1970

Last Amended: 25 January 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209106

Location: Westminster, London, W1J

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 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HAY'S MEWS,W1
80/27 No 16

GV II*

the address shall be amended to read No 14.

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TQ 2880 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARLES STREET W1
80/27 (north side)
No 16 (including 16
Hay's Mews)
9.1.70
GV II*

the address shall be amended to read "CHARLES STREET W1 (north side)
No 16 (including 14 Hay's Mews)".

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TQ 2880 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARLES STREET W1
80/27 (North side)
No 16 (including 16
9.1.70 Hay's Mews)

GV II*

Substantial terraced town house. 1753, by John Spencer and William Timbrell,
carpenters on a Berkeley estate lease; major internal remodelling in 1913-14
by Mewes and Davis for the Hon Mrs Ronald Greville. Brown brick, slate roof.
4 storeys, including attic storey and dormered mansard, on basement. 4
windows wide. c.1913 stone Ionic columned doorway with open cartouched
pediment in 2nd bay from left. Recessed glazing bar sash windows under flat
gauged arches. Stone plat band and sill band to 1st floor; main stone cornice
over 2nd floor; parapet with coping. Cast iron area railings and stone
obelisk gate piers in front of entrance. Interiors on vast and grand scale,
retaining elements of original Palladian decoration but much elaborated by
Mewes and Davis in neo-Georgian and "Louis XV-XVI" manner, incorporating
apparently original boiseries; double pile plan with rear left full height,
top lit grand stair compartment, marble clad as are stairs up to the "Stage
noble" (probably the original disposition) with fine ormulu-enriched wrought iron
"Louis XVI" balustrade; at 1st floor the compartment walls have large Kentian
framed panels flanked by floral pendants and at the 2nd floor level, with bridge-
gallery, rectangular framed panels; enriched plat bands and cornices. Ground
floor reception rooms fully panelled incorporating reset elements of French mid-
C18 boiseries; the Rococo plasterwork of the ceilings and the enriched
modillion cornices may incorporate or be an elaboration of the original
decoration. 1st floor through drawing room-ballroom with marble Ionic
column screen and reset boiseries of c.1730-40, plasterwork of ceiling
conceivably an elaboration-refurbishment but more likely Mewes and Davis
work as it is more French than English in style. Fine statuary marble
chimney pieces. Vaulted passages one above the other to ground and 1st
floors, the latter with grotesque painting, lead to rear former coach
house wing on Hay's Mews where Mewes and Davis installed a vast ballroom in
grand Palladian manner, with deeply coved ceiling, columned and pedimented
doorcases, etc.


Listing NGR: TQ2866180407

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