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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: NUMBERS 10 TO 18 (INCLUDING THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS) AND RAILINGS TO NORTH AND WEST

List entry Number: 1209794

Location

NUMBERS 10 TO 18 (INCLUDING THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS) AND RAILINGS TO NORTH AND WEST, 10-18, CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE SW1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 09-Jan-1970

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 208997

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Details

TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CARLTON HOUSE TERRACE, 82/58 SW1

Nos. 10 to 18 consec. 9.1.70 (excluding railings) (Including the Institute of Contemporary Arts) and railings to north and west

G.V. I

One of a pair of symmetrical palatial terraces of grand town houses flanking the stepped approach to Waterloo Place. 1827-29 by John Nash with (Sir) James Pennethorne, No. 18 built 1863 by William Burn to complete the original design. Stucco, slate roofs. Broad Graeco-Roman panache designed as the monumental termination to Nash's Via Triumphalis as a replacement for Carlton House. 4 storeys and basement to north. 3 storeys with 3 storey and attic end pavilions to south, the whole raised on terrace overlooking the Park. 31 windows wide. The north entrance front, relatively plain, with projecting end pavilions, has 3 grouped portico porches with coupled Ionic columns to Nos. 12 to 17; individual Ionic columned portico-porches to end pavilions. Recessed glazing bar sashes. Cornice and blocking course returned to flank facing steps. Cast iron spear head area railings. Nash's personal contribution is the Park front where the fenestration is in the rhythm 5:8:5:8:5 with taller end pavilions slightly projecting. Recessed architraved glazing bar sashes with cornices, articulated by giant Corinthian order through ground and 1st floors, engaged to end pavilions, detached to long central range which is pedimented with scrollwork in tympanum over 5 centre bays of attic. The double height attics of end pavilions are articulated by panelled pilaster piers in antis. Curious feature of deeply cantilevered balustraded balconies to 1st floor windows within the giant order. The deep balustraded terrace is carried on engaged cast iron Greek Doric columns with segmental arched windows in between. The west flank has continuous balustraded 1st floor balcony. Interiors largely altered. No. 11 was the home of W.E. Gladstone 1857-75 (L.C.C. plaque) who also lived at No. 13 and at No. 4 q.v.

Survey of London; Vol. XX. John Nash; John Summerson. London, volume one; N. Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TQ2985780259

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Summerson, J - Title: The Life and Work of John Nash - Date: 1980
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 - Date: 1979 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Volume: 20
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N and Cherry, B - Title: The Buildings of England: London I - The Cities of London and Westminster - Date: 1973 - Volume: 1

National Grid Reference: TQ 29839 80279

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