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59-67, Portland Place W1

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

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Latitude: 51.5216 / 51°31'17"N

Longitude: -0.146 / 0°8'45"W

OS Eastings: 528723

OS Northings: 181927

OS Grid: TQ287819

Mapcode National: GBR C8.DQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F05V

Plus Code: 9C3XGVC3+JH

Entry Name: 59-67, Portland Place W1

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Last Amended: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424605

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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Listing Text

45/13 (west side)
Nos 59 to 67 (odd)
5.2.70 (No 59 only)
G.V. II*
Large terraced 1st 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 channelled stucco ground floors and No 67 fully stuccoed mid C19;
slate roofs. Astylar elevations designed as part of a symmetrical block with
Nos 49 and 51 q.v. and with central pilastered and pedimented feature made of
No 59 extending one bay in to No 61 and likewise originally into No.57, since
rebuilt breaking symmetry. 4 storeys, except for No 59 with mansard behind
pediment, on basements. 3-window wide fronts. Semicircular arched doorways to
left on Nos 59 and 61 (with architrave moulded surrounds) and to right for
remainder with channelling struck to arches but No 67 with added
vermiculations; panelled doors and side lights, plain or enriched jambs and
fanlights overall. Recessed sashes under flat gauged arches to upper floors;
Nos 65 and 67 with architraves and No 67 with shallow ornamented pilasters and
pediments to 1st floor windows. Plat band over ground floor stuccowork; moulded
stucco band over 1st floor and main cornice over 2nd floor; attic cornice with
blocking course. No 59 and left hand bay of No 61 have giant Ionic pilasters
through 1st and 2nd floor and broad shallow pediment. Cast iron Grecian and
scrolled mid C19 balconies across 1st floor.Plumbed spike finialed area
railings. Some good original Adam interior features, plasterwork and stone
geometrical staircases with wrought iron balustrades; statuary marble
chimneypieces; etc. No 61 with neo-Palladian c1900 decoration to ground floor.

Listing NGR: TQ2872481920

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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