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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: POWIS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1379336

Location

POWIS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 66, LINCOLNS INN FIELDS

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 24-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478715

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3081SE LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS 798-1/106/1063 (South side) 24/10/51 No.66 Powis House and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS Nos.65 AND 66)

GV II*

House. c1685. Designed by William Winde. For the Marquis of Powis. Craftsman, A Jordan. Exterior rebuilt by Lutyens c1930 following C17 style. Interior from c1772 when the house was divided into two parts, probably by Thomas Leverton. Brown brick, red brick and stone dressings with rusticated stone quoins. Stone semi-basement, bands to each floor, dentil and modillion cornice. Tiled hipped roof with pedimented dormers and stone dressed chimney-stacks. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and semi-basement. 7 windows with projecting, central, pedimented 3 window bay. 2-leaf entrance doors with flanking rusticated pilasters carrying entablature with open pediment; approached by twin quadrant flights of steps with wrought-iron railings and overthrow lamp-holder. Gauged flat brick arches to slightly recessed sash windows with exposed boxing; centre second floor window with stone architrave surmounted by stone cherubs holding cartouche. Window above with stone architrave. North end of house returned over arcade of brick arches on pavement to Remnant Street. INTERIOR: good, with C19 open well staircase, panelled rooms, enriched doorcases and other features. Only internal feature which might date to C17 is the carved marble chimney piece on the second floor. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn finials to cobbled forecourt. (RCHME: London, Vol. II, West London: London: -1925: 59-60; Survey of London: Vol. III, St Giles-in-the-Fields, part I, Lincoln's Inn Fields: London: 1912: 110-118).

Selected Sources

  1. Other  Reference - Title: Inventory of the historical monuments in London Volume 2 West London excluding Westminster Abbey - Date: 1925 - Page References: 59,60
  2. Article  Reference - Title: The Parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields Part 1 Lincoln's Inn Fields: Volume 3 - Date: 1912 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Page References: 110-118

National Grid Reference: TQ 30618 81399

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