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Chandos House

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5186 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1451 / 0°8'42"W

OS Eastings: 528796

OS Northings: 181589

OS Grid: TQ287815

Mapcode National: GBR C9.LT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F3N6

Entry Name: Chandos House

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227332

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425063

Location: Westminster, London, W1G

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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Listing Text

TQ 2881 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER QUEEN ANNE STREET, Wl
45/104 (north side)
10.9.54 No 2: (Chandos House)
G.V. I
Grand terraced town house. 1769-71 by Robert Adam for the 3rd Duke of Chandos,
on a Portland Estate lease. Ashlar faced; slate roof. Fine surviving example of
Adam's town house planning on a conventional plot with a long rear wing to left
extending the sequence of state rooms beyond the principal and secondary
stairwells, similar in layout to No 17 Hill Street q.v. and the demolished
Derby House, Grosvenor Square. 3 tall storeys, basement and dormered mansard.
4 windows wide. Entrance in 2nd bay from left with projecting stone porch with
fluted Roman Doric columns and festooned bucrania frieze below cornice and
blocking course; semicircular arched doorway with double panelled door in
panelled reveals and delicately patterned radial fanlight. Recessed glazing
bar sashes under flat voussoir lintels. 1st floor plat band and sill band;
Vitruvian scroll enriched band between 1st and 2nd floors; crowning cornice and
blocking course. Fine original wrought iron railings incorporating lamp
standards. Very fine intact Adam interior with varied modelling of wall planes,
column screens, niches, bow ended rooms to rear; square-well main staircase
between hall and wing axis with stone steps and fine Adam detailing to wrought
iron balustrade; very delicate plasterwork with repertoire of grotesque and
arabesque motifs, fanned patterns to ceilings and inset painted panels,
statuary marble chimneypieces, mahogany doors and their chased furniture; etc.
The Architecture of Robert and James Adam; A T Bolton
The Decorative Work of Robert Adam; Damie Stillman


Listing NGR: TQ2879681589

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