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Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N
Longitude: -0.1406 / 0°8'26"W
OS Eastings: 529142
OS Northings: 180356
OS Grid: TQ291803
Mapcode National: GBR DF.MT
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.JC1S
Plus Code: 9C3XGV45+XQ
Entry Name: Devonshire Club
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235890
English Heritage Legacy ID: 426725
Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1A
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 George, Hanover Square
Church of England Diocese: London
Tagged with: House
TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S STREET SW1
81/112 (West side)
No 50 (Devonshire Club)
Gentlemen's Club. 1827 by Benjamin D. Wyatt and Philip Wyatt,
altered 1870-75 by C. J. Phipps; originally Crockford's. Portland
stone with rusticated ground floor and quoins. Augustan classicism.
3 storeys and basement. 5 windows wide. Central columned entrance
with side windows and canted bay windows flanking each end of ground
floor. 3 window centrepiece on upper floors articulated by engaged
giant order of Corinthian columns, rising to main entablature, the
1st floor windows of centrepiece with segmental pediments whilst
the flanking bays have tripartite Corinthian columned windows under
triangular pediments. The main crowning entablature has dentil and
modillion cornice and balustraded parapet capped with urns; enriched
2nd floor sill band. Stone balustraded wall to area and stone
balustrades to 1st floor windows. Grand club interior with top lit staircase
with oval dome. Crockford's was the first club to initiate the transition from
neoclassical to French Rococo-inspired decoration and the dining room chimneypiece
is a surviving example of Wyatt's original interior in this style; the decoration
is otherwise principally of the 1870s in French and Italian taste.
Survey of London; vol XXX
The Devonshire Club and 'Crockford's' ; H. R.Waddy,1919
Listing NGR: TQ2914280356
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