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Latitude: 51.5129 / 51°30'46"N
Longitude: -0.1531 / 0°9'11"W
OS Eastings: 528256
OS Northings: 180947
OS Grid: TQ282809
Mapcode National: GBR 9C.SV
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.97FK
Entry Name: 11 and 12, North Audley Street W1
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225300
English Heritage Legacy ID: 421604
Location: Westminster, London, W1K
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 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER NORTH AUDLEY STREET, W1
68/15 (east side)
24.2.58 Nos. 11 and 12
At various times one single town house and two separate dwellings.
c. 1726-30 by Edward Shepherd, with exceptional interior to No. 12
including gallery to rear, possibly based on designs by
Edward Lovett Pearce; alterations c. 1819, 1830,1850 and 1932. Stucco
faced elevation to street, slate roof. No. 11 of 3 storeys, basement
and dormered mansard and No. 12 with attic storey added 1932 and
basement and dormered mansard. 6 windows wide in all plus recessed
bay to No. 12. The Grecian stucco facade of c. 1819 by Thomas Lee
(the younger) has channelled ground floor with entrances to left of
each 3 window "front", that of No. 11 with architrave and cornice on
consoles; that of No. 12 more important with panelled door and side
lights under fanlight, recessed for one order in semicircular arched
opening. Right hand bay of No. 11 slightly advanced with window set
in arched panel, similar window to right of No. 12 entrance. Upper
floors have recessed glazing bar sashes, in architraves with cornices
on 1st floor but with round arched window to left on No. 12. The
centre bay of latter and the advanced bay of No. 11 have giant order
of pilasters, with similar pilaster flanking left hand bay of No. 12,
all rising from 1st floor sill band. Entablature with balustraded
parapet. Wrought iron flambe torch finialed area railings. Very fine
interior of No. 12 has amonst other features a central domed and top
lit octagon room with oval stone staircase compartment to left and to
rear the splendid gallery with square central compartment surmounted
by coffered dome and flanking groin vaulted smaller compartments,
lavish stuccowork including Ionic columns at all the angles and
framing the Venetian composition of central windows to garden etc.
The 2nd floor "Chinese" bedroom was decorated c. 1932 by White Allom
for Samuel Courtauld with overmantel by Rex Whistler and the
semicircular marble bathroom to the designs of Marchese Malacrida.
Shepherd's elaborate interiors (with Pearce's putative contribution)
were carried out for General Ligonier, resident,from c.1730 to his
death in 1770.
Survey of London; Vol. XL.
Listing NGR: TQ2825680946
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