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13, St James's Square Sw1

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5075 / 51°30'27"N

Longitude: -0.1366 / 0°8'11"W

OS Eastings: 529416

OS Northings: 180381

OS Grid: TQ294803

Mapcode National: GBR FF.HR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LC4N

Entry Name: 13, St James's Square Sw1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235824

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426683

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

24.2.58 No 13
Terraced town house. c. 1735-37,probably by Matthew Brettingham
senior for Henry Lidell, Lord Ravensworth. Brick stained black and
mock-pointed as headers, slate roof. 3 storeys and basement. 4
windows wide. Ground floor with later stone facing coursed and
chamfered,with voussoirs and keystone to semicircular arched door-
way, in 2nd bay from left, and to flat arches of recessed sash
windows. Upper floors have recessed sashes in stone architraves, tall
on the piano nobile with cornices. 1st floor plat band and sill band;
bracketed main stone cornice and blocking with C19 central chimney
stack flanked by consoles and with segmental pediment cap. Early C19
bowed cast iron balconies to 1st floor. Cast iron area railings and
lampholders. Interior contains a number of original features,
including 2 fine Kentian chimneypieces on ground floor; fine stone
staircase in compartment through hall to rear, with stone strips
and wrought iron balustrade, ramped handrail; chimney piece apse
to ground floor of compartment, frieze cornices and pendentives to
saucer dome over all in late Georgian plasterwork. Principal
front drawing room on 1st floor has Kentian motifs to ceiling but
with late C18/early C19 redecoration, rear west room retains
Kentian chimney piece etc.
Survey of London; vol XXIX

Listing NGR: TQ2941680406

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