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56 and 58, Portland Place W1

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

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Latitude: 51.5208 / 51°31'14"N

Longitude: -0.1449 / 0°8'41"W

OS Eastings: 528802

OS Northings: 181843

OS Grid: TQ288818

Mapcode National: GBR C9.M0

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F1RG

Plus Code: 9C3XGVC4+82

Entry Name: 56 and 58, Portland Place W1

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424598

Location: Marylebone High Street, Westminster, London, W1B

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Marylebone High Street

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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45/31 (east side)
Nos. 56 and 58
G.V. II*
Large terraced 1st rate town houses. 1776-c.1780 by James Adam, as a
speculative development with his brothers and John Elwes on a Portland
Estate lease. Stock brick with channelled stucco ground floors; slate
roofs. Astylar elevations built as part of the same symmetrical block as
Nos. 34 to 52 (even) q.v. 4 storeys (including added attic storey),
No. 56 with dormered mansard, on basements. 3-window wide fronts.
Semicircular arched doorways to right and left; double panelled doors with
columned side lights, cornice-doorheads and fanlights, No. 56 retaining
original delicate radial swag pattern. Recessed sashes, under flat gauged
arches to upper floors. Plat band finishes off ground floor stuccowork.
Moulded stucco band over 1st floor and main entablature over 2nd floor;
attic cornice and blocking course. Continuous early C.19 cast iron
balconies to 1st floor. Cast iron urn finialed area railings. No. 56
retains some good Adam interior features with stone geometrical staircase
with wrought iron balustrade, delicate plasterwork and inlaid marble
chimneypieces, etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2880281843

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