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75, South Audley Street W1

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5079 / 51°30'28"N

Longitude: -0.1513 / 0°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 528395

OS Northings: 180396

OS Grid: TQ283803

Mapcode National: GBR BF.6M

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.BCCC

Entry Name: 75, South Audley Street W1

Listing Date: 14 August 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427473

Location: Westminster, London, W1K

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 George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

79/27 STREET, Wl
14.8.70 No. 75
Formerly Bute House. Terraced town mansion. 1736-38 origin. Built as three houses by
Edward Shepherd, made one as Bute House 1774-76 by "Capability" Brown
and Henry Holland,and alterations, possibly by Robert Mylne, c.1802;
refronted 1907 by C.J. Corblet; grand interior refurbishment for
Legation in 1927 by Fern and Billerey. Portland stone front, stucco
return and rear, slate roof. 1907 "Palladian" elevation but retains
late C.18/early C.19 full height bows to rear. 2 storeys and basement
and attic storey. 7 windows wide. Entrance in 3rd bay from right
with engaged Corinthian columns, entablature and pediment.
Architraved windows, with pediments to majority on ground floor and
with elaborated architrave with open scrolled pediment above doorway,
unequally articulated through ground and 1st floors by giant order of
Roman Ionic pilasters rising from rusticated basement to main
entablature with modillion cornice. Attic with enriched pilaster
strips in line with giant order and balustraded crowning parapet. The
bows to rear retain recessed glazing bar sashes. Cast iron C.18 style
area railings with urn finials. Finely executed interior in French
Louis XVI and English C.18 taste retaining elements of previous
decorations, including late C.18 chimney pieces of statuary marble,
painted "grotesques" some of which date back to the Bute family's
occupation, painted friezes and ceiling panels (roundels in ceiling of
north room of 1st floor suite are reset Tiepolo canvases; the main
ceiling panel "Allegory of Venus and Time" now in National Gallery -
introduced in 1876).
Survey of London; Vol XL.

Listing NGR: TQ2839580395

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