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Devonshire Club

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235890

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426725

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1A

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 George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S STREET SW1
81/112 (West side)
No 50 (Devonshire Club)
5.2.70
GV II
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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