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6 1/2 and 7, Suffolk Street Sw1

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

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Latitude: 51.5086 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1307 / 0°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 529823

OS Northings: 180508

OS Grid: TQ298805

Mapcode National: GBR GF.TC

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PB8V

Entry Name: 6 1/2 and 7, Suffolk Street Sw1

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237161

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428377

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 SE and NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER SUFFOLK STREET, SW1
71/102
Nos 6½ and 7
5.2.70 (formerly listed as the
Society of British
Artists and Gallery)
G.V. II*
Former institution and gallery, now offices. c1823 by John Nash with James
Elmes. Stucco, slate roof. Graeco Roman. 3 storeys and attic storey. 3 windows
wide. Advanced arcaded ground floor - podium supporting an imposing Roman
Doric, giant, pedimented portico screening 2 storeys of architraved sash
windows. Small square attic windows and crowning cornice and blocking course.
Interior by Elmes and Nash much altered by office development behind facade but
retaining gallery now as part of No 1 Hobhouse Court. The Society of British
Artists was founded by James Elmes (father of Harvey Lonsdale Elmes of St
George's Hall fame) in 1823 and he was the editor of Shepherd's "Metropolitan
Improvements" etc. Important survival of Nash's street architecture in the
Regent Street manner.
Survey of London; Vol XX.
John Nash; John Summerson
Dictionary of British Architects; Howard Colvin


Listing NGR: TQ2982380508

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