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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237161
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428377
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
TQ 2980 SE and NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER SUFFOLK STREET, SW1
Nos 6½ and 7
5.2.70 (formerly listed as the
Society of British
Artists and Gallery)
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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