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1-15, Connaught Square W2

A Grade II Listed Building in Hyde Park, London

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Latitude: 51.5145 / 51°30'52"N

Longitude: -0.1634 / 0°9'48"W

OS Eastings: 527539

OS Northings: 181105

OS Grid: TQ275811

Mapcode National: GBR 7C.H8

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.36ZB

Entry Name: 1-15, Connaught Square W2

Listing Date: 9 January 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1219945

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209312

Location: Westminster, London, W2

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Hyde Park

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Evan Hyde Park Crescent

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

54/78 (east side)

9,1.70 Nos. 1 to 15 (consec)


Terrace of houses forming east side of square. c.1828-30, probably by
George Gutch. Brown brick with channelled stucco ground floors; concealed
slate roofs. 4 storeys and basements. 2 and 3-window wide fronts. End
and central 3 houses slightly advanced. Entrances to right (those of
Nos. 1 and 15 in returns), semicircular arched doorways with panelled doors
in pilastered jambs with consoles to doorheads and fanlights. No. 1 has
inset Greek Doric columns to doorway. No. 15 has stucco Corinthian
columned porch to Connaught Street return. Recessed glazing bar sashes
under flat gauged arches. Stucco plat band over ground floor and at 3rd
floor level with crowning cornice and blocking course. Geometric patterned
cast iron balconies to 1st floor. Cast iron, spear head, area railings
with urn finials. No. 1 has 3-bay south return to Seymour Street with
recessed central bay. Segmental arched ground floor windows in similarly
arched panels; 1st floor outer windows with shallow stucco pediments on
consoles. No, 15 has semicircular arched ground floor windows in similarly
arched panels to 4-bay Connaught Street return, the left hand bay recessed
on upper floors with tripartite, wooden, panelled pilaster sashes. No. 14
has G.L.C. plaque recording residence of the ballet dancer Marie Taglioni
in 1875-76. Connaught Square is the earliest part of the development of
Tyburnia planned in 1827 by S.P. Cockerell for the Bishop of London's
Estate, but laid out to modified plan by Cockerell's successor,
George Gutch.

"The History of Tyburnia"; G. Toplis in Country Life, 15, 22 Nov. 1973.

Listing NGR: TQ2753981104

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