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27-35 Portland Place

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

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Latitude: 51.5198 / 51°31'11"N

Longitude: -0.1457 / 0°8'44"W

OS Eastings: 528754

OS Northings: 181731

OS Grid: TQ287817

Mapcode National: GBR C9.GC

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F2C7

Plus Code: 9C3XGV93+WP

Entry Name: 27-35 Portland Place

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227074

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424603

Location: Marylebone High Street, Westminster, London, W1B

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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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/06/2019

TQ 2881 NE

PORTLAND PLACE, W1 (west side)
Nos 27 to 35 (odd)

(Formerly listed as Nos 29 to 35 (odd) (including No 71 New Cavendish Street, formerly No 27, Portland Place))


Large terraced first rate town houses, 1776-c1780 by James Adam, as a speculative development with his brothers and John Elwes on a Portland Estate lease. Stock brick with stucco ground floors; slate roofs. Astylar elevations designed as part of a symmetrical block with Nos 41 to 47 (odd) q.v.

Four storeys (including added attic storeys) on basements. Three window wide fronts and then eight bays, first two blind, in the return to New Cavendish Street with entrance. Broad semicircular arched doorways with panelled double doors, side lights and fanlights above ram's head cornice doorheads; No 35 has mid C19 segmental vaulted covered way on cast iron posts extending to pavement. Entrance on New Cavendish Street has Doric columned stucco porch with dentil cornice and iron balustrade over. Recessed sashes, under flat gauged arches to upper floors. Plat band finishing off ground floor stonework; moulded stucco band over first floor and main cornice over second floor with secondary cornice and blocking course to attic. No 35 has mid C19 barrel-roofed, glazed-in, arcaded verandah and all have cast iron Grecian or mid C19 balconies to first floor. Cast iron area railings with plumbed spike finials.

All retain fine Adam interior features with delicate plaster work and some inset panels and medallions; stone geometrical staircases with wrought iron balustrades; statuary marble chimneypieces etc.

Listing NGR: TQ2875481731

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