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51, Charles Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1455 / 0°8'43"W

OS Eastings: 528798

OS Northings: 180474

OS Grid: TQ287804

Mapcode National: GBR CF.HD

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.FBGX

Plus Code: 9C3XGV53+CR

Entry Name: 51, Charles Street

Listing Date: 3 October 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385368

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485830

Location: Westminster, London, W1J

County: 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: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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1900/80/10266 51


House, mid C18, altered later C19. Red brown brick, buff stock brick, stone and stucco dressings, slate mansard roof. Four storeys, attics and basement. Three bays, entrance to left. Rusticated ground floor, door of six fielded panels in reeded architrave, glazed margins and overlight, continuous canopy on scrolled brackets. Pair of sashes. First floor: three tall French windows under segmental pediments set on brackets, swagged garlands and roundel between. Cast iron balcony. Second floor, three sashes in eared architraves, each with panelled apron, continuous cill band. Upper storeys in buff stock brick; rendered storey band, three sashes with eared architraves, some with vertical bars, continuous cill band, feet below. Frieze with alternating hemispheres and vertical bars. Moulded cornice. Tripartite full dormer under shaped head below gablet, flanking brackets. Party wall stacks.
Rear: four storey canted bay and apsidal stair bay. Cast iron balconies to first floor windows.
Interior: open string stair with chinoiserie tread ends and timber balustrade, C19 newel to ground and paired at first floor; above, paired cylindrical C18 newels, moulded ramped mahogany rail altered at ground floor. Above second floor, C18 closed string turned baluster stair; attic storey stair is C19 and later. Plasterwork: C18 friezes and cornices, some modified C19. Heavy mutule cornice to hall. Ground floor marble chimneypiece with palm frond panel. First floor: pair of mid C19 marble fireplaces with semicircular arched openings. Doors of four panels.
Part of Berkeley estate, the last phase of which, 1740 - mid 1750's, included the laying out of Charles Street.( HART reports WM 120)

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