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Latitude: 51.5124 / 51°30'44"N
Longitude: -0.1215 / 0°7'17"W
OS Eastings: 530451
OS Northings: 180943
OS Grid: TQ304809
Mapcode National: GBR JD.W1
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V74Y
Entry Name: 8, Russell Street Wc2
Listing Date: 15 January 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265108
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425941
Location: Westminster, London, WC2B
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 Paul Covent Garden
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER RUSSELL STREET, WC2
15.1.73 No. 8
Terrace house with shop. c.1759-60. Plum coloured stock brick, yellow
stocks to rebuilt parapet, concealed roof. Astylar, 3 storey and attic
storey front. 3 windows wide. Ground floor has altered C20 "Regency" shop
front. Upper floors have recessed plate glass sashes under flat gauged red
brick arches. Stone bracketed cornice over 2nd floor; parapet with
coping. Interior retains original turned baluster staircase in fully
panelled well; more panelling in 1st floor rear room. The house was the
residence and shop of the bookseller Thomas Davies from c.1760 to his death
in 1785, much frequented by the literati and actors of the period; it was
at Davies's that James Boswell first met Dr. Johnson.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Listing NGR: TQ3045180943
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