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3-5, Smith Square Sw1

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.4963 / 51°29'46"N

Longitude: -0.1273 / 0°7'38"W

OS Eastings: 530091

OS Northings: 179150

OS Grid: TQ300791

Mapcode National: GBR HK.KS

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RN18

Plus Code: 9C3XFVWF+G3

Entry Name: 3-5, Smith Square Sw1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427193

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

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 Stephen Rochester Row

Church of England Diocese: London

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24.2.58 Nos. 3 to 5(consec)
G.V. II*
Terraced houses. 1726,as part of Sir James Smith's development of the
square. Brown brick, tiled roofs. 3 storeys, basements and dormered
mansards. Each front 3 windows wide, No. 5 with long 5-window return to
Lord North Street. Nos. 3 and 4 have doorways to left, wooden doorcases
with carved scroll brackets to cornice-hoods (No. 4 with thin pilasters set
against rustications). No. 5 has entrance in Lord North Street return with
doorcase of engaged Ionic columns, dentil cornice and pediment. Recessed
glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches, stuccoed reveals. Brick plat
band over ground floor and similar plat band over 2nd floor to No. 3;
parapet with coping. No. 5 has stone tablet beneath 2nd floor right hand
window by corner inscribed "Smith Square 1726". Fine wrought iron area
railings with scrollwork flanking entrances; attached to the corner
standard of the railings with Lord North Street a wrought iron lamp bracket
curves out over pavement. Interiors , although with
alterations/restorations,retain substantial elements of original panelling,
passage halls and dog leg staircases with cut and carved strings continued
to top floor by closed strings, turned balusters, etc. Part of an
exceptionally well preserved early C.18 enclave with Lord North, Barton and
Cowley Streets q.v.

Listing NGR: TQ3009879161

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