View to the building from Cavendish Square.

View to the building from Cavendish Square.

February 2012
14 Cavendish Square

14 Cavendish Square

June 2011

14 Cavendish Square

Address:
14 Cavendish Square, London W1G 9HA
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
18th century
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Description of 14 Cavendish Square

Grade II listed townhouse built by Mr. George Foster Tufnell in 1770.

During the late eighteenth century, the site between Lord Carnarvon's two houses was sold to George Foster Tufnell, MP. In the late 1760s or early 1770s, Tufnell built 11-14 Cavendish Square, which remains virtually intact to this day.

The pair of houses on each side of Dean's Mews both have very fine Palladian-style façades of Portland stone.

It is thought that Tufnell bought the stone from the Dilettanti Society as a job lot. He left a wide thoroughfare between the two houses in order to preserve a significant urban axis, which followed on from Hanover Square, over Oxford Street and down Holles Street to Cavendish Square. But the opening only ever led to a mews, which housed laundries, a split-level coach house and a small, walled crescent for turning coaches.

Source: openhouselondon.org.uk

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