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Latitude: 51.5084 / 51°30'30"N
Longitude: -0.1309 / 0°7'51"W
OS Eastings: 529808
OS Northings: 180489
OS Grid: TQ298804
Mapcode National: GBR GF.RF
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PB4Z
Entry Name: 1-4, SUFFOLK PLACE SW1 (See details for further address information)
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237155
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428369
Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y
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 Martin-in-the-Fields
Church of England Diocese: London
CITY OF WESTMINSTER SUFFOLK PLACE SWl
TQ 2980 SE Nos 1 to 4 consec.
82/25 No 3 now part of
6 Haymarket and No
5.2.70 23 Suffolk Street)
Symmetrical terrace of former houses, now offices. 1822-23 by John Nash. Stucco,
slate roof. Greek RevivaL details. 4 storeys, including attic storey, and basements.
3 window wide fronts composed as 4 window, slightly advanced, pedimented centre
with 5 window wide wings. Doorways, placed to left, are segmental arched with
double panelled doors and fanlights of vertical looped pattern; doorways and
ground floor glazing bar sashes are articulated and screened by a continuous range
of ¾ fluted Greek Doric columns, doubled each end of front, corbelled out from
basement and supporting entablature and good Greek Revival wheel pattern iron
balcony across 1st floor. Full length casement windows to 1st floor with blind
lunette heads enriched with shell motif, set in shallow semi-circular arched
recesses; the end windows of the wings are not however set in recesses and their
blind lunettes have wreath and ribbon ornament; recessed glazing bar sashes to 2nd
floor; main dentil cornice below pilastered attic storey with rectangular 3-light
windows and crowning cornice and blocking cornice with shallow pediment over centre-
piece, the tympanum with incised panel ornament. The return to Haymarket is treated
as pedimented single bay pavilion with Greek Doric order and balcony returned
framing display window, large tripartite 1st floor sash window with shell and fan
ornament to blind lunette-head and the pedimented attic with central square window
flanked by oculi. The return comprising No 23 Suffolk Street elevation has same
details as Suffolk Place with a 5 window wide front and central doorway. The
Doric colonnades standing clear; centre windows blind on upper floors. The area
railings have crescent and spear heads, and gadroon-pommel finialed standards.
Suffolk Place was built and designed together with Suffolk Street largely on the
personal speculation of Nash and the whole remains with the Strand "pepper pots"
and the Haymarket Theatre the only surviving example of Nash's Regent Street
Survey of London; vol XX
John Nash: John Summerson
Listing NGR: TQ2980880489
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