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Latitude: 51.5158 / 51°30'56"N
Longitude: -0.1508 / 0°9'2"W
OS Eastings: 528410
OS Northings: 181276
OS Grid: TQ284812
Mapcode National: GBR BB.BS
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.B5N9
Entry Name: 56, James Street
Listing Date: 11 April 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1263947
English Heritage Legacy ID: 429115
Location: Westminster, London, W1U
District: City of 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
WESTMINSTER JAMES STREET
TQ 2881 SW
House, now with shop, mid Cl8 (1760s) altered c1800 and subsequently. Yellowish
brick in Flemish bond with red-brick flat arches to windows; roof concealed. 4
storeys with cellar, 2 bays; the top storey added c1800. Ground floor has door
to house on left (of 5 panels, boarded), with overlight, and late C20 -shop front
on right, all in late C19 shop-front surround having end pilasters with plinths
and fluted brackets (right one removed). Horned 12-pane sashes to 1st floor;
2-light 4-pane casements to 2nd floor; horned 6-pane sashes to 3rd floor.
Parapet with flat coping. Stack to right side. Rear: ground-floor addition not
of special interest; unhorned 12-pane sashes to stair. Interior: c1800 stair
with moulded closed string, stick balusters, columnar newels with block
finials, and moulded handrail, rises from ground to 3rd floor. Panelling to
stair and entrance hall, some of the panels replaced. Entrance hall archway.
Moulded bead and reel cornices to 2 former ground-floor rooms (now shop).
lst-floor principal room has fireplace with decorative iron surround to grate
and wooden architrave with Greek-key cornice; flanking round-arched wall
cupboards with moulded shelves; panelled window reveals; simple moulded
cornice. Rear room retains fireplace side-cupboards. 2nd-floor principal room
has shallow, plain, cornice. 3rd-floor rooms have C19 iron fireplace surrounds,
but earlier cupboards. Various panelled doors throughout. James Street was
laid out some time between 1761-9.
Listing NGR: TQ2841081276
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