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79 and 81, Harley Street W1

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5199 / 51°31'11"N

Longitude: -0.1477 / 0°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 528614

OS Northings: 181736

OS Grid: TQ286817

Mapcode National: GBR C9.0B

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.D295

Plus Code: 9C3XGV92+XW

Entry Name: 79 and 81, Harley Street W1

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066674

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210111

ID on this website: 101066674

Location: Marylebone, Westminster, London, W1G

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Marylebone High Street

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Marylebone

Church of England Diocese: London

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45/55 (West side)
10.9.54 Nos. 79 and 81
Terraced town houses. c.1774 Portland Estate development, No. 79 by
John White in partnership with the plasterer Thomas Collins (associates
of Sir William Chambers) and No. 81 by John Johnson. Stock brick with
channelled stucco ground floors; slate roofs. 4 storeys and basements,
No. 81 with dormered mansard. 3-window wide fronts. Semicircular arched
doorways to left with vermiculated Coade stone surrounds and head
keystones; panelled doors, framed sidelights and shallow recessed
doorheads under fanlights with Venetian window effect. Recessed sashes,
under flat gauged arches to upper floors, those of No. 81 with stucco
architraves added with segmental pediments on consoles to 1st floor. 1st
floor plat band; parapets with copings, No. 81 with mutule cornice below
parapet. Continuous cast iron anthemion pattern 1st floor balconies.
Wrought iron area railings with urn finials, No. 81 with scrollwork
lampholders. Interiors retain some of the features typical of these 1st
rate houses of the 1770s in Harley Street; top lit geometrical stone
staircases, but with later iron balustrades; some Ionic columned or
pilastered chimneypieces intact and plasterwork, mythological medallions,
in No. 81 more markedly in an Adam-Wyatt manner characteristic of
Johnson; etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2861481736

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