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Latitude: 51.5193 / 51°31'9"N
Longitude: -0.1458 / 0°8'45"W
OS Eastings: 528742
OS Northings: 181668
OS Grid: TQ287816
Mapcode National: GBR C9.FK
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F28N
Entry Name: 82, NEW CAVENDISH STREET W1 (See details for further address information)
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Last Amended: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1239532
English Heritage Legacy ID: 417453
Location: Westminster, London, W1G
District: City of 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: All Souls Langham Place
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER MANSFIELD STREET, W1
lO.9.54 Nos. 16 to 22 (even)
(Including No. 82 New
5.2.70 (No 22) Cavendish Street)
Large terraced 1st rate town houses. 1770-76 by Robert and James Adam
(No. 18 built by John Hobcroft) as a speculative development on the
Portland Estate. Stock brick with channelled stucco ground floors except
for No. 20 and No. 18 entirely stuccoed; concealed slate roofs. Generally
uniform row with generously proportioned astylar elevations. (No. 22
slightly advanced.) 4 storeys (top floor as attic storey) on basements.
4-window wide fronts. No. 16 has architraved doorway with pediment on
consoles set in front of shallow 2 storey canted bay (added probably
during early C.20 alterations). No. 18 has Roman Doric column doorway
with triglyph frieze and mutule cornice; double panelled doors with
guilloche mouldings in panelled reveals, fluted doorhead carried out as
impost moulding to fanlight arch. No. 20 has shallow porch in 2nd bay
from left with fluted columns and wall pilasters of the Tower of the Winds
order, festooned urn frieze and cornice; double panelled door, fluted
doorhead and plain fanlight. No. 22 has engaged Tower of the Winds order,
festooned urn frieze and cornice; double panelled door, fluted doorhead
and plain fanlight. No. 22 has engaged Tower of the Winds column doorway
with swag and rounded head frieze to entablature; panelled door in
panelled pilaster surround, fluted doorhead and Vitruvian scroll imposts
and patterned fanlight. The entrance to No. 82 New Cavendish Street has
fluted pilaster Tower of the Winds order doorway with rosette studded
frieze to entablature. Recessed sashes, under flat gauged arches to upper
floors, No. 18 with shallow architraves to ground and 1st floor windows,
the latter with cornices on consoles. 1st floor stucco plat band and sill
band; cornice over 2nd floor and attic cornice with blocking course. Full
height shallow canted bay and bow to return of No. 16. Anthemion pattern
cast iron balconettes to 1st floor of No. 20. No. 18 retains flambé urn
finialed area railings, the rest with Plumbed spike finial railings. Fine
Adam interiors with top lit stone geometrical staircases with wrought iron
balustrades, delicate plasterwork friezes, ceilings and wall medallions,
inset painted panels to ceilings, statuary marble chimneypieces, etc. No.
16 with good neo-Adam pre 1st World War refurbishing and elaboration to
1st floor and again with the main staircase renewed in Adam manner on D
plan by Lord Gerald Wellesley 1928-30. No. 26 was the residence of
Charles, 3rd Earl of Stanhope.
The Works of R. & J. Adam, A.T. Bolton.
Country Life; 26 April 1930.
Listing NGR: TQ2873981686
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