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167, Queen's Gate Sw7

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brompton & Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea

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Latitude: 51.4974 / 51°29'50"N

Longitude: -0.1791 / 0°10'44"W

OS Eastings: 526497

OS Northings: 179175

OS Grid: TQ264791

Mapcode National: GBR 3K.ZD

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.VM6G

Plus Code: 9C3XFRWC+W9

Entry Name: 167, Queen's Gate Sw7

Listing Date: 7 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266000

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423290

Location: Brompton and Hans Town, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW7

County: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Brompton & Hans Town

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity with St Paul, Onslow Sq and St Augustine, Sth Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 05/10/2012

TQ 2679 SW

No 167


Town house. 1888-9 by Mervyn Macartney. Red brick and stone. Five storeys
above a basement and one in the roof. The principal facade is three windows
wide and articulated by moulded brickwork; mullioned windows with leaded
glazing. Loggia of stone of fairly pure Italian classicism fronting the
two northern bays; three storey canted bay of stone to the southern bay.
Pedimented Dutch gable above the two northern bays. Stone balustrade to
the area. Interior: The interior survives to a remarkable extent; in general,
details such as mouldings, cornices and door furniture and services such
as lavatories and lifts survive throughout. The basement contains a very
substantial sequence of rooms with many original fittings, cupboards etc;
the kitchen, hall and passages glazed in white tiles above a plastered
and painted dado. Ground floor: Vestibule: Panelled walls, marble floor,
marble fire surround; the overmantel forms part of the panelling; panelled
plaster decoration to ceiling. The vestibule is separated from the staircase
hall by an open arcade. The principal staircase rises to the first floor
only and has balusters in a Jacobean manner. Doors to the south-west room
and south-east room have handsome lugged architraves under a pediment,
and panelled reveals. South-west room: panelled dado and door surrounds
as in staircase hall. Marble fire surround with mosaic work in checks
and handsome broad panelled treatment to chimney breast as a whole. Fitted
glazed cupboards facing the fireplace; semi-circular niche above with a
form of shell decoration. South-east room: panelled dado, elaborate dentil
cornice, Tudorish stone fire surround; chimney piece and fitted sideboard
in a Tudor-Jacobean manner. East room: panelled dado; chimney piece in
an eclectic 'English Renaissance' style. Conservatory at east end, possibly
not original. First floor: the principal reception room is L-shaped, the
rear wing framed by pilasters and columns of pink marble. Ceiling decorated
with panelled plasterwork in a faintly classical manner. Two fine columned
fire places of white marble with mosaic decorative cheeks. Panelled alcove
beside cupboards fireplace in an Adamish style. In the staircase hall:
glazed cupboards with architrave and pediment matching the adjacent doors,
secondary staircase to upper floors with turned balusters, glazed screen
to servants' stairs. From this floor upwards the principal staircase is
lit by a deep light well, decorated by a band of scrolling ornament at
first floor level. East room: panelled dado, marble fire surround with
De Morgan tiles in the cheeks, classical chimneypiece of wood, framing
mirrors. Second, third, fourth and fifth floors: the principal features
are the fireplaces which are of two kinds: a light eclectic, classical
chimney piece with De Morgan tiles in the cheeks and cast iron grate, in
the south-west, north-west, south-east and east rooms on the second floor,
and the south-west room on the third floor; and a simpler, but still
classicising chimney piece with a cast iron grate, some of the grates
having typical aesthetic movement decoration, in the north-west, south-east
and east rooms on the third floor, and in various rooms on the fourth and
fifth floors.

Listing NGR: TQ2649779175

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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