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8, Russell Street Wc2

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

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265108

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425941

Location: Westminster, London, WC2B

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 Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER RUSSELL STREET, WC2
72/12
15.1.73 No. 8
- II
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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