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Melbourne House (A1 to A15)

A Grade I Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5091 / 51°30'32"N

Longitude: -0.1388 / 0°8'19"W

OS Eastings: 529263

OS Northings: 180548

OS Grid: TQ292805

Mapcode National: GBR FF.06

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.KB0G

Entry Name: Melbourne House (A1 to A15)

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357178

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208502

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 James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ALBANY (Piccadilly) W1

70/11 Melbourne House
24.2.58 (A1 to A15)
GV
I

Town Mansion, 1771-76 by Sir William Chambers, altered by Henry
Holland 1802-03. Brown brick, slate roof. 3 storeys and basement,
and dormered attic. 7 bay front in rhythm 2:3:2, the centre 3
bays pedimented. Central stone Tuscan columned porch. Basement
windows with keystone reaching up to plat band at ground floor level;
semi-circular arched ground floor windows in similarly arched
recesses with keystones reaching up to first floor plat band and
moulded string courses at impost level with arcade effect; windows
on upper floors with architraves, those on piano nobile with cornices
and the central window pedimented - all windows revealed sashes
without glazing bars. 1st floor sill course, crowning cornice and
blocking course. 2 shallow bows flank rear elevation. Interior
retains Chambers' flying stone staircase with wrought iron
balustrade and the right hand rear room on 1st floor retains
a plaster ceiling to his design. Otherwise altered as apartments
by Holland and subsequently. Rare survival of town mansion.

Survey of London: vol XXXI
Sir William Chambers, John Harris


Listing NGR: TQ2926380548

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