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Latitude: 51.5073 / 51°30'26"N
Longitude: -0.1341 / 0°8'2"W
OS Eastings: 529588
OS Northings: 180359
OS Grid: TQ295803
Mapcode National: GBR GF.1V
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.MCFV
Entry Name: London House
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235830
English Heritage Legacy ID: 426691
Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y
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
TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S SQUARE,
5 2 70 (London House)
Terraced town mansion. 1819-21 by S.P. and (principally) C.R. Cockerell
for the Bishop of London, with alterations in 1897 by W.D. Caroe and again
to the interior in 1932-33 by H.L. Anderson. Stock brick with Bath and
Portland stone dressings, slate roof. Highly refined neo-classical facade.
3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 3 windows wide. Entrance to
left in Ionic porch with fluted columns in antis added by H.L. Anderson; 2
ground floor windows recessed sashes under flat gauged arches, with stone
sills. The piano nobile has 3 Venetian windows set in large semicircular
arched openings in the wall face, the sash lights divided by slender Doric
pilasters carrying moulded imposts and the archivolt of centre light, fan
shaped lunettes, stone pedestal course broken by stone balconies with Doric
column balusters. 2nd floor has small sashes recessed under gauged flat
arches and set on sill course. The front is flanked by brick pilaster and
finished off with a stone frieze and boldly profiled cornice, the blocking
course broken in front of attic windows by Caroe and elegantly finished
with stellae and volute-stops. Cast iron spear head area railings.
Interiors, altered quite respectfully for club use by H.L. Anderson, retain
good cornices and friezes,in particular in the 1st floor rooms with their
ceiling borders with intricate fret panels and patterae etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XXIX.
Listing NGR: TQ2958880359
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