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IoE Number: 209918
Photographer: Mr Christopher Strevens
Date Photographed: 08 September 2001
Date listed: 24 February 1958
Date of last amendment: 24 February 1958
Grade I

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TQ 2981 SECITY OF WESTMINSTERGREEK STREET, W158/23No. 1 (House of St.24.2.58Barnabas)-I

TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREEK STREET, W1 58/23 No. 1 (House of St. 24.2.58 Barnabas) - I Corner terrace house with Soho Square. c.1744-46 by Joseph Pearce, the interior fitted out with very fine plasterwork etc. for Richard Beckford, brother of the Alderman in 1754. Stock brick, slate roof. Plain rather old fashioned elevations in keeping with Soho Square. 3 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 5 windows wide and 4 window return to Soho Square. Entrance in 2nd bay from right has stone architrave with consoles carrying cornice. Recessed glazing bar sashes in stucco reveals under flat gauged arches, blind in chimney breast bay and to left on 2nd floor to Greek Street. Brick plat bands and sill bands, the 1st floor sill band of stone, brick parapet with coping. Wrought iron urn finialed area railings and stone obelisks flanking the steps to doorway. The interior finished in carved wood and moulded plaster is one of the best surviving examples in London of mid C18 Rococo decoration with pedimented ornamental chimneypieces, carved pedimented doorcases, stone staircase with wrought iron openwork balusters and plasterwork panels to 1st floor level of compartment, etc. ceilings, cornices etc. A chapel was added in the former stable yard and to Manette Street for the House of Charity by Joseph Clarke in 1862, stone built in a bold c.1300 Burges related style of Gothic, 2 bays with an east apse and pairs of apsed chapels off each side of the lofty narrow nave; marble facings and mosaic work; large rose window in west wall. Survey of London; Vol. XXXIII.

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