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11, Downing Street SW1

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5034 / 51°30'12"N

Longitude: -0.1279 / 0°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 530035

OS Northings: 179935

OS Grid: TQ300799

Mapcode National: GBR HH.G7

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QGRV

Plus Code: 9C3XGV3C+9V

Entry Name: 11, Downing Street SW1

Listing Date: 14 January 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356989

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209517

ID on this website: 101356989

Location: Westminster, London, SW1A

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: House Georgian architecture

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No. 11

Terraced town house. 1682 as part of Sir George Downing's new street and
now incorporating one house and part of another, the remainder of which
is occupied by No. 10 q.v.; considerably altered c.1723-35; refaced (with
No. 10 q.v.) c.1766-75 by Kenton Couse and with early C.19 alterations;
major reconstruction/restoration by Raymond Erith 1960-64. Darkened
brick with stuccoed ground floor and sparse stone dressings, slate roof.
3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide. Doorway in
2nd bay from right, recessed panelled door and fanlight in stone
architrave with shaped consoles to moulded cornice. Recessed glazing bar
sashes under flat gauged arches. Stone plat bands between storeys and
brick band below parapet with coping. Cast iron area railings with
lampholder overthrow. Interior despite reconstruction retains fine front
compartment staircase with carved bracket tread ends and 3 slender turned
balusters per tread; Drawing Room a more restrained version of that at
No. 10 with 2 fine statuary marble chimneypieces opposite each other; fine
Dining Room by Soane of 1825-26, the ceiling design related to Soane's
Lincoln's Inn Fields dining room with shallow fluted tent-dome flanked by
narrow rectangles carried up to skylights; etc. No. 11 is the official
residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Survey of London; Vol. XIV.
History of the King's Works; Vol. VI.

Listing NGR: TQ3003579935

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