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Stratford House, the Oriental Club

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5154 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1495 / 0°8'58"W

OS Eastings: 528501

OS Northings: 181234

OS Grid: TQ285812

Mapcode National: GBR BB.MY

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.C5BM

Plus Code: 9C3XGV82+56

Entry Name: Stratford House, the Oriental Club

Listing Date: 10 September 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428308

Location: Marylebone High Street, Westminster, London, W1U

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Marylebone High Street

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Souls Langham Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 2881 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRATFORD PLACE W1
56/85
55/2 No 11 (Stratford House;
10.9.54 the Oriental Club)
GV I
Town mansion. 1771-73 by Richard Edwin for the Honourable Edward Stratford, later the
second Earl of Aldborough. Portland stone ashlar, slate roof. A design very close in
style to that of the Adam Brothers at this date. Three storeys, originally of 5 bays
with 3 bay pedimented centre break and 2 bay single storey wings, the latter heightened
to 3 storeys in 1890 and 1908. Rusticated ground floor with vermiculated rustication
and voussoirs to semicircular arched windows and doorway linked by impost string.
First floor has tall windows in shallow architraves with paterae friezes and shallow
pediments segmental flanking centre. Square architraved second floor windows. Plinth,
first floor plat band and moulded second floor string course. Moulded cornice, the
original centre block with frieze and balustraded parapet with urns. The centre-piece
of 3 bays has a giant engaged Ionic portico above ground floor supporting bucrania and
festoon frieze surmounted by pediment with sculpted tympanum. All windows retain
glazing bar sashes. Very fine interior; the hall stone and black marble paved, arcaded
walls with Wedgwood plaques in frieze, Louis XVI style staircase inserted by Lord
Derby after 1908; the bar (original dining room) with ceiling and frieze in Adam
manner; the drawing room (Lord Aldborough's ballroom) with plaster ceiling of similar
type but with painted panels by Biagio Rebecca; the small drawing room with barrel
vaulted ceiling, the roundels also painted by Biagio Rebecca; the Library of 1902 in
Adam style and the ladies drawing room with reset French Louis XV boiseries for Lord
Derby; late C18 large room with apsidal end screened by Corinthian columns to rear
first floor;exceptional quality original mahogany doors and door furniture and very
fine statuary marble chimney pieces original to Lord Aldborough's occupation of the
house etc. East wing with ballroom added 1909 by G H Jenkins and Sir Charles Allom.
The Antique Collector; Geoffrey Evans; December 1971.


Listing NGR: TQ2850181234

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