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

Name: No name for this Entry

List entry Number: 1266000

Location

167, QUEEN'S GATE SW7

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityKensington and ChelseaLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1984

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

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UID: 423290

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TQ 2679 SW 38/34

QUEEN'S GATE SW7 No 167

II*

Town house. 1888-9 by Mervyn Macartney. Red brick and stone. Five storeys above a basement and one in the roof. The principal facade is three windows wide and articulated by moulded brickwork; mullioned windows with leaded glazing. Loggia of stone of fairly pure Italian classicism fronting the two northern bays; three storey canted bay of stone to the southern bay. Pedimented Dutch gable above the two northern bays. Stone balustrade to the area. Interior: The interior survives to a remarkable extent; in general, details such as mouldings, cornices and door furniture and services such as lavatories and lifts survive throughout. The basement contains a very substantial sequence of rooms with many original fittings, cupboards etc; the kitchen, hall and passages glazed in white tiles above a plastered and painted dado. Ground floor: Vestibule: Panelled walls, marble floor, marble fire surround; the overmantel forms part of the panelling; panelled plaster decoration to ceiling. The vestibule is separated from the staircase hall by an open arcade. The principal staircase rises to the first floor only and has balusters in a Jacobean manner. Doors to the south-west room and south-east room have handsome lugged architraves under a pediment, and panelled reveals. South-west room: panelled dado and door surrounds as in staircase hall. Marble fire surround with mosaic work in checks and handsome broad panelled treatment to chimney breast as a whole. Fitted glazed cupboards facing the fireplace; semi-circular niche above with a form of shell decoration. South-east room: panelled dado, elaborate dentil cornice, Tudorish stone fire surround; chimney piece and fitted sideboard in a Tudor-Jacobean manner. East room: panelled dado; chimney piece in an eclectic 'English Renaissance' style. Conservatory at east end, possibly not original. First floor: the principal reception room is L-shaped, the rear wing framed by pilasters and columns of pink marble. Ceiling decorated with panelled plasterwork in a faintly classical manner. Two fine columned fire places of white marble with mosaic decorative cheeks. Panelled alcove beside cupboards fireplace in an Adamish style. In the staircase hall: glazed cupboards with architrave and pediment matching the adjacent doors, secondary staircase to upper floors with turned balusters, glazed screen to servants' stairs. From this floor upwards the principal staircase is lit by a deep light well, decorated by a band of scrolling ornament at first floor level. East room: panelled dado, marble fire surround with De Morgan tiles in the cheeks, classical chimneypiece of wood, framing mirrors. Second, third, fourth and fifth floors: the principal features are the fireplaces which are of two kinds: a light eclectic, classical chimney piece with De Morgan tiles in the cheeks and cast iron grate, in the south-west, north-west, south-east and east rooms on the second floor, and the south-west room on the third floor; and a simpler, but still classicising chimney piece with a cast iron grate, some of the grates having typical aesthetic movement decoration, in the north-west, south-east and east rooms on the third floor, and in various rooms on the fourth and fifth floors.

Listing NGR: TQ2649779175

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National Grid Reference: TQ 26497 79175

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