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26-30, Portland Place W1

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5194 / 51°31'10"N

Longitude: -0.1443 / 0°8'39"W

OS Eastings: 528850

OS Northings: 181690

OS Grid: TQ288816

Mapcode National: GBR C9.SH

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.G22J

Plus Code: 9C3XGV94+Q7

Entry Name: 26-30, Portland Place W1

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227024

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424542

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1B

County: 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: All Souls Langham Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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45/73 (east side)
10.9.54 Nos. 26 to 30 (even)
G.V. II*
Large terraced 1st rate town houses. c.1776-1780 by James Adam, as a
speculative development in association with his brothers and John Elwes on
a Portland Estate lease. Stock brick with channelled stucco ground floor;
slate roof. Built as a symmetrical block with No. 32 q.v., the central
house No. 28 emphasised by a giant pilaster order, the rest with astylar
elevations. 4 storeys (including added attic storey) on
basements. 3-window wide fronts. Broad semicircular arched doorways to
left (right on No. 26), No. 28 with fluted Doric columned porch added;
double panelled doors, side lights with panelled dividers, frieze with
rams' heads carrying cornice doorhead and fanlight overall, No. 28 with
Ionic columned inscribed Venetian composition of door, side lights and
fanlight. Recessed sashes under flat gauged arches to upper floors. Plat
band finishing off stuccowork at 1st floor; Nos. 26 and 30 with moulded
stucco cornice over 1st floor and stucco entablature and balustrade over
2nd floor; No. 28 with giant stucco Ionic pilasters through 1st and 2nd
floors and attic storey divided by pilaster strips and surmounted by
shallow pediment. 1st floor geometric patterned cast iron balconies. Urn
and plumbed spike finialed area railings. Good Adam interior features
particularly in No. 28, friezes and ceiling with delicate plasterwork, stone
geometrical staircases with wrought iron balustrades, statuary marble
chimneypieces, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2885081690

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