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27, Southampton Street Wc2

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5111 / 51°30'40"N

Longitude: -0.1225 / 0°7'21"W

OS Eastings: 530384

OS Northings: 180805

OS Grid: TQ303808

Mapcode National: GBR JD.NG

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T8LX

Entry Name: 27, Southampton Street Wc2

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236371

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427341

Location: Westminster, London, WC2E

County: London

District: City of 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 Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

72/58 No 27
Substantial terrace house. 1706-08 with alterations to front in 1871. Brown brick
with fine rubbed brick dressings and painted stone on stuccoed ground floor, slate
roof. 4 storeys and basement, 4 windows wide. Channelled stucco ground floor (re-
faced 1871) has an architraved doorway to right with cornice on consoles; the 3 close-
set ground floor sashes in architraves with panelled friezes and cornices. 1st floor
has C19 plate glass sashes recessed under flat gauged arches whilst the 2nd and 3rd
floors retain slightly recessed glazing bar sashes in exposed box frames, under flat
gauged rubbed arches with triple brick key blocks. The front is framed by channelled
block quoin pilasters, of exposed red brick above ground floor stucco, with stucco
cornice over 1st floor and stuccoed sill courses to 2nd and 3rd floors, the whole
finished off by a deep stucco entablature and parapet. Above the doorway is a
figured bronze memorial tablet (of 1901) commemorating the residence of David Garrick
from 1749-1772. C19 cast iron railings to area. Good interior retaining most of its
original panelling, the door from hall to front room in fine carved architrave with
enriched inswept frieze and cornice (probably a Garrick improvement); enriched plaster-
work to hall ceiling; pilastered archway with archivolt and panelled soffit to inner
hall and fully panelled stair compartment; spacious staircase rising in straight
flights round narrow open well with curtail, cut and carved bracketed string with
3 twisted balusters per tread (2 per tread and simpler mouldings above 2nd floor),
ramped and carved handrail on Corinthian column newels, the dado ramped in parallel
with panelled pilasters; the main front room altered 1945 and lined with painted
panelling of early C18 character; the basement has an ornamental lead rainwater tank
dated 1710,etc.
Survey of London; vol XXXVI

Listing NGR: TQ3038480805

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