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71, South Audley Street W1

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5083 / 51°30'29"N

Longitude: -0.1515 / 0°9'5"W

OS Eastings: 528383

OS Northings: 180438

OS Grid: TQ283804

Mapcode National: GBR BF.5H

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.BC82

Plus Code: 9C3XGR5X+8C

Entry Name: 71, South Audley Street W1

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427419

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1K

County: 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: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

79/13 STREET, Wl
24.2.58 No. 71
G.V. II*
End terrace town house. 1736 by Edward Shepherd, the overhanging
projection to South Street facade probably not original but added
c.1740-50. Painted brick with painted stone as well as probably
original stucco dressings, slate roof. Well preserved example of
Shepherd's Palladianism and probably intended to read as a "wing" in
an unexecuted overall Palladian composition for Nos. 71 to 75 consec.
3 main storeys over basement, attic storey surmounted by pediment
gable to front. The latter is of one bay only; return to South Street
with slightly advanced pedimented centre and 1st floor built-out,
overlapping centre, carried on 4 Tuscan piers and 2 columns in front
of doorway. The latter has a rusticated shallow Gibbs surround with
projecting alternate voussoirs to arch. South Audley Street front has
variants on the Venetian window theme to centre of each floor, that on
ground floor with Gibbs rustication to Doric columns, that on 1st
floor with Ionic pilasters and a truncated, pedimented version to 2nd
floor; attic has eared architrave window with stucco surround swept out
to foot. 1st floor sill band and stone modillion-bracket cornice over
2nd floor, pediment gable to attic, all features returned to South
Street where the 1st floor projection, 3 windows wide, has shallow
centre break with main window flanked by narrow lights; stucco
entablature and blocking surmounted by ball finials. Rear elevation
has early C.20 through-storey stuccoed canted bay but retains original
pediment-gabled attic. Spear head area railings with torch finials
and openwork obelisk standards carrying wrought overthrow in front of
door. Railings and area extend with garden/patio wall up to No. 28
South Street; on the flank of the latter, providing a backdrop to the
view from the house, is a stucco Palladian tripartite composition with
pediment gable broken by pedimented centrepiece, with niche,
surmounted by truncated obelisk chimney: an original architectural
concept to disguise the kitchen flues; later neo classical relief
panels to "wings" of this feature and as tondo beneath pediment.
Interior of house retains a number of good original features on ground
and 1st floors, stone staircase (late C.18 iron balustrade) in fully
panelled hall, 3 good plasterwork ceilings typical of Shepherd, dining
room with sunk plaster panels to walls, five pedimented overmantels to
chimney pieces, ground floor front room with fine composition of
pedimented bookcases flanking chimney piece etc.
Survey of London; Vol. XL.

Listing NGR: TQ2838380438

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