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Chatham House

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5077 / 51°30'27"N

Longitude: -0.1361 / 0°8'10"W

OS Eastings: 529450

OS Northings: 180402

OS Grid: TQ294804

Mapcode National: GBR FF.LP

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LCDJ

Entry Name: Chatham House

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264939

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426604

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 James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S SQUARE SWl
81/95
No 10 (Chatham House)
24.2.58
GV I
Terraced town house. 1736 by Henry Flitcroft with Benjamin Timbrell,
builder and promoter, for Sir William Heathcote. Brown brick, slate
roof. 4 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide.
Doorway in 2nd bay from left in bold architrave surround with
flanking jambs surmounted by carved consoles to moulded cornice,
approached by short flight of steps. Recessed glazing bar sashes under
flat gauged arches. 1st floor stone plat band and moulded stone
cornice over 2nd floor. Wrought iron balcony across 1st floor.
Wrought iron area railings, stone obelisks flanking steps surmounted
by lampholders with extinguishers. The elevation and details uniform
with No 9. Fine interior details remain despite alterations;
divided nearly equally in half to east and west with hall and stair-
case on one side and front parlour with Ionic screen on the other,
panelling and mahogany doors, very fine oak staircase with wave
moulded closed string, carved waisted balusters, broad rail, panelled
newels, walls have enriched string at 1st floor level and ornate
enriched stuccowork framed panels, etc , panelling round upper level
of compartment; dome of 1st floor octagon anteroom survives. The
house was a residence of William Pitt the Elder, the Earl of Derby
and W. E. Gladstone.
Survey of London; vol XXIX


Listing NGR: TQ2945280404

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