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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: CHATHAM HOUSE

List entry Number: 1264939

Location

CHATHAM HOUSE, 10, ST JAMES'S SQUARE 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: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 426604

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S SQUARE SWl 81/95 No 10 (Chatham House) 24.2.58 GV I Terraced town house. 1736 by Henry Flitcroft with Benjamin Timbrell, builder and promoter, for Sir William Heathcote. Brown brick, slate roof. 4 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 4 windows wide. Doorway in 2nd bay from left in bold architrave surround with flanking jambs surmounted by carved consoles to moulded cornice, approached by short flight of steps. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. 1st floor stone plat band and moulded stone cornice over 2nd floor. Wrought iron balcony across 1st floor. Wrought iron area railings, stone obelisks flanking steps surmounted by lampholders with extinguishers. The elevation and details uniform with No 9. Fine interior details remain despite alterations; divided nearly equally in half to east and west with hall and stair- case on one side and front parlour with Ionic screen on the other, panelling and mahogany doors, very fine oak staircase with wave moulded closed string, carved waisted balusters, broad rail, panelled newels, walls have enriched string at 1st floor level and ornate enriched stuccowork framed panels, etc , panelling round upper level of compartment; dome of 1st floor octagon anteroom survives. The house was a residence of William Pitt the Elder, the Earl of Derby and W. E. Gladstone. Survey of London; vol XXIX

Listing NGR: TQ2945280404

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
  2. Article  Reference - Title: The Parish of St James Westminster Part 1 South of Piccadilly: Volumes 29 and 30 - Date: 1960 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Volume: 29

National Grid Reference: TQ 29450 80402

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