History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

26, Soho Square W1

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

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5151 / 51°30'54"N

Longitude: -0.1311 / 0°7'52"W

OS Eastings: 529775

OS Northings: 181226

OS Grid: TQ297812

Mapcode National: GBR GC.Q2

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.P51W

Entry Name: 26, Soho Square W1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427257

Location: Westminster, London, W1D

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

Find accommodation in
Holborn

Listing Text

TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER SOHO SQUARE, W1
58/24
24.2.58 No. 26
GV II*
Terrace town house. 1788-89, probably to the owner Sir William Robinson's designs.
Stock brick, stucco ground floor, slate roof. 3 storeys and dormered mansard. 2
bays wide. Ground floor altered with 2 pairs of panelled and glazed c.1900 doors up
flight of steps. 1st floor has large single Venetian window inscribed in
semicircular arched reveal with stuccoed tympanum, the tripartite window framed by an
Ionic order of pilasters and columns with entablatures and central archivolt, blind
balustrade between dies below sill. 2nd floor with recessed sashes (later C19
glazing) under flat gauged arches. Painted stone cornice and parapet with coping,
1st floor sill band. Window guards to 2nd floor. Extensive interiors (as the site
extends south behind No. 1 Greek Street) retaining a number of good original
features, despite alterations, including Ionic colonnade screen to large top lit
stair compartment with stone staircase rising to 1st floor cantilevered gallery with
scrollwork wrought iron balusters of great delicacy, lion mask decorated band at 2nd
floor level, bracketed cornice below ceiling cove with guilloche surround to large
roof light; richly modelled cornices and numerous carved and pedimented doorcases
and good joinery including doors veneered in mahogany by Thomas Chippendale, built-in
bookcase etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXIII.


Listing NGR: TQ2977581226

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.