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Latitude: 51.5107 / 51°30'38"N
Longitude: -0.1451 / 0°8'42"W
OS Eastings: 528819
OS Northings: 180716
OS Grid: TQ288807
Mapcode National: GBR CD.LM
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F9N7
Entry Name: 26, Bruton Street W1
Listing Date: 25 May 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1291163
English Heritage Legacy ID: 208872
Location: Westminster, London, W1J
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
TQ 2880 CITY OF WESTMINSTER BRUTON STREET W1
69/56 (north side)
25.5.83 No 26
Terrace house. Mid C18, with 1930s alterations by Gerald Lacoste for the courturier
Norman Hartnell's showrooms. Painted brick, slate roof. Three windows wide. Ground
floor has display window of 1934 framed in polished granite and similarly framed
doorway to left with a pair of marble obelisks flanking. Upper floors have 1934 sashes
revealed under flat gauged arches with bowed wrought iron balconettes of 1934. Stone
cornice at third floor level, parapet with blocking course. Interior redecorated in
1934 on ground and first floors for Norman Hartnell by Gerald Lacoste but retaining C18
cut string staircase with carved tread ends and lyre and anthemion wrought iron
balustrade. The ground floor showroom has been altered but the front door and door to
hall are of chromed steel and glass with lobby fittings etc all by Lacoste together
with the half landing decor of marble half-columns capped by urns flanking mirror
glazed door and the first floor showroom completely mirror glazed with vanity tables,
moulded glass chimney piece, original purpose designed light fittings etc. the glass
specially produced by Pilkington's. 1934 rear wing fitting rooms also retaining
original light fittings. One room in original part of rear wing retains mid C18 Rococo
plasterwork to ceiling. The Lacoste interior are a rare survival.
Thirties catalogue; Arts Council 1979 pp 101, 294. Architects Journal 1934.
Listing NGR: TQ2881980716
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