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15, St James's Square Sw1

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5073 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1367 / 0°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 529408

OS Northings: 180348

OS Grid: TQ294803

Mapcode National: GBR FF.GV

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LC2W

Entry Name: 15, St James's Square Sw1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235826

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426685

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: 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 15
Terraced town house. 1764-66 by James Stuart for Thomas Anson with
alterations by Samuel Wyatt in 1791-94. Known as Lichfield House.
Portland stone faced, slate roof. A seminal, exquisitely proportioned
work of the Greek Revival. 3 storeys and basement. 3 windows wide.
Smoothly rusticated ground floor, the openings set in arcade with
doorway to right approached by steps, panelled door flanked by
recessed Tuscan columns, entablature doorhead and radial glazed
fanlight; the glazing bar sash windows with rounded heads set in
simply moulded surrounds. The piano nobile has lengthened glazing
bar sashes in simple architraves with pediments over and the 2nd
floor has eared architraves. These upper floors are articulated by
a single giant order of pedestalled fluted Ionic columns, based on
Stuart's own study of the Erechtheum, supporting the entablature with
pediment overall. The stone balcony across 1st floor has a copper
geometric pattern balustrade, an alteration by Samuel Wyatt. Wave
moulded sill band to 2nd floor. To the rear 2 storey flattened bows
added by Wyatt and rear wing of 3 storeys with rusticated brick
ground floor, stone dressings and a tripartite Venetian composition
to 1st floor group of windows, by Stuart and alterations by Wyatt.
The interior was considerably remodelled by Wyatt 1791-94 and
Stuart's main staircase has gone but its upper gallery and fine
glazed dome with eagle pendentives and "Wedgwood" medallions
survive. Very good 1st floor Stuart and Wyatt decoration with
plasterwork by Joseph Rose and painting by Biagio Rebecca etc.
Survey of London; vol XXIX
James Stuart; David Watkin

Listing NGR: TQ2938480336

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