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Schomberg House

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

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Latitude: 51.5058 / 51°30'20"N

Longitude: -0.1358 / 0°8'8"W

OS Eastings: 529478

OS Northings: 180187

OS Grid: TQ294801

Mapcode National: GBR FG.PD

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LFK0

Plus Code: 9C3XGV47+8M

Entry Name: Schomberg House

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422689

ID on this website: 101225814

Location: St James's, Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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81/57 (South side)
5.2.70 Nos 80 to 82 consec.
(Schomberg House)
Town mansion. 1698 for the Duke of Schomberg. Later alterations
and additions. Brown brick with red brick dressings and stone
quoining, slate roof. 4 storeys and basement. 9 bays wide with 3 bay
pedimented centre slightly advanced and projecting single bay flanking
wings, the eastern left half of elevation rebuilt restoring the original
symmetry of the design in the 1960s. Central projecting caryatid
porch of painted Coade stone (dated 1791) but no doorway behind it,
the entrance at foot of west wing with Ionic columns and bracketed
cornice. Long, narrow, renewed glazing bar sash windows flush framed
with flat gauged red brick arches, keystones and red brick dressings.
The centre bay has vertical "lacing". Coved eaves cornice together
with pediment have carved modillion brackets. Coade stone tablet
on 1st floor featuring an allegory of Painting. Plaque on west
wing commemorating residence of Thomas Gainsborough, the painter.
Rare survival of Cl7 town mansion.
Survey of London; vol XXIX

Listing NGR: TQ2948480180

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