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Latitude: 51.5191 / 51°31'8"N
Longitude: -0.1463 / 0°8'46"W
OS Eastings: 528714
OS Northings: 181648
OS Grid: TQ287816
Mapcode National: GBR C9.BM
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.F21S
Entry Name: 5-13, Mansfield Street W1
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1273679
English Heritage Legacy ID: 417451
Location: Westminster, London, W1G
District: City of 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: All Souls Langham Place
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER MANSFIELD STREET, W1
45/85 (west side)
10.9.54 Nos. 5 to 13 (odd)
Large terraced "1st rate" town houses, 1770-75 by Robert and James Adam
as speculative development for the Portland Estate. Stock brick with
rusticated stucco ground floors (Adam patent); slate roofs concealed.
Unified row of well proportioned astylar elevations distinguished by
design of entrances. For No. 15 (a facsimile rebuild) see separate item.
4 storeys and basement (the top floor as attic storey). Broad 3-window
wide fronts. Broad doorways adjoining to right and left of each pair;
Nos. 5 and 7 and 13 and 15 with semicircular arched openings framing a
Venetian window derived composition: panelled doors, side lights flanked by
slender Ionic columns and pilaster jambs, entablatures (some enriched) and
archivolted inner fanlight and delicately patterned radial glazing to
outer overall fanlight; Nos. 9 and 11 have semicircular arched doorways
with panelled doors and side lights flanked by Ionic pilasters and
patterned fanlights, the whole framed by attached Ionic columns, friezes
festooned over doorways and fluted over sidelights, crowning cornices.
Recessed sashes (later small pane glazing bars to No, 13), under flat
gauged arches to upper floors. Plat band finishing off stuccowork to 1st
floor and 1st floor sill band (broken by windows at Nos. 5 to 11); main
stucco cornice over 2nd floor and attic cornice and blocking course.
Nos. 5, 7 and 9 have continuous delicate cast iron balconies across 1st
floor, No. 11 has similar 1st floor window guards. Cast and wrought iron
area railings with arrow heads and urn finials. Very fine interiors to
all houses with stone geometrical wrought iron balustrade top lit
staircases; delicate Adam plaster mouldings, probably by Joseph Rose who
was head leaseholder and builder of No. 7; inlaid and statuary marble
chimneypieces; mahogany doors etc. For the associated garden elevations
of the mews buildings designed to be seen from the rear of these Mansfield
Street houses, see Nos. 5 to 9 consec. Mansfield Mews. No. 13 was the
residence of J.L. Pearson and the home and office of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Part of an exceptionally unified "1st rate" development with the Adams
Nos. 16 to 22 (even) opposite and Nos. 61 and 63 New Cavendish Street q,v.
by John Johnson closing the north vista.
Listing NGR: TQ2871481648
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