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10, Buckingham Street Wc2

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

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Latitude: 51.5084 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1236 / 0°7'25"W

OS Eastings: 530313

OS Northings: 180497

OS Grid: TQ303804

Mapcode National: GBR JF.DG

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.SCZ0

Entry Name: 10, Buckingham Street Wc2

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208918

Location: Westminster, London, WC2N

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

72/155; 83/5
24.2.58 No. 10

G.V. II*

Terraced town house. c.1675-76 with late C.18/early C.19 alterations,
part of Barbon's development of the York House estate. Stucco faced
brick except for later brick attic storey, concealed roof. 4 storeys and
basement. 3 windows wide. Doorway to right with panelled door recessed
in doorcase of rusticated Doric pilasters supporting triglyph entablature,
the cornice-hood reduced by the addition of the bay window to upper
floors. Flush framed plate glass sashes to ground floor with key blocks
to arches. Full width canted bay window to 1st and 2nd floors with
architraved glazing bar sashes and crowning cornice; attic storey has
recessed sashes under flat gauged arches. Parapet with coping. Wrought
iron area railings with pommelled vase finials. Interior, despite some
alteration, retains good original features: the staircase separates the
front and back rooms with a rear closet wing; the passage hall has
bolection panelling and moulded cornice but originally the hall and front
room were probably one space open to the staircase as a fluted column,
rising just before the quarter landing of the 1st flight, is now imbedded
in the panelled wall screening the staircase from the front room; the
staircase has a narrow open well and is of interesting design with foliate
carved cut strings and 3 twisted balusters per tread, ramped carved
handrail and the newels formed by clusters of 4 similar balusters; heavy
turned balusters to basement flight of stairs; panelled main rooms to
upper floors; 1st floor rooms have eared, egg and dart architraved, early
C.18 chimney pieces with marble slips, good fluted cast iron late C.18
basket grate to the one in rear room; etc. David Hume and Jean Jacques
Rousseau lodged here in 1766.

Survey of London; Vol. XVIII.
Georgian London; John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ3031380497

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