St James's Place

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Not to be confused with St. James's Palace.
This article is about the street. For the wealth management business, see St. James's Place Wealth Management Group.
No. 4 St James's Place, from where Frédéric Chopin left for the Guildhall on 16 November 1848 for his last public performance.
St James's Street and sign for St James's Place

St James's Place is a street in the St James's district of London near Green Park.[1] It was first developed around 1694, the historian John Strype describing it in 1720 as a "good Street ... which receiveth a fresh Air out of the Park; the Houses are well-built, and inhabited by Gentry ..."[2][3] Henry Benjamin Wheatley wrote in 1870 that it was "one of the oddest built streets in London."[3]

Spencer House, which was commissioned by the first Earl Spencer in 1756, stands at number 27 and is now listed as Grade I.[4][5] A further thirteen properties are Grade II listed, as are three bollards and seven lamp standards; Number 4 is Grade II* listed.[6]

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  1. ^ St James's Street,, accessed 23 April 2012.
  2. ^ Stow, John. "Southwark, and Parts Adjacent", A Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster, Borough of Southwark and Parts Adjacent, p. 663.
    • Also see "St James's Park," The Parish of St. James Westminster. Part II: north of Piccadilly, Volumes 31-32 of Survey volumes, Athlone Press, University of London, 1963, p. 511ff.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Henry Benjamin Wheatley (1870), Round about Piccadilly and Pall Mall, Smith, Elder & co., pp. 167–169 
  4. ^ Ed Glinert (2004), "St. James's Place", The London Compendium, Penguin UK, ISBN 9780141012131 
  5. ^ "The National Heritage List for England: SPENCER HOUSE". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "The National Heritage List for England (search term: st james's place sw1)". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Burdett, Sir Francis", The History of Parliament, accessed 24 April 2012.
  8. ^ Richard Ellis Roberts (1910), "St. James's Place", Samuel Rogers and his circle, Dutton, p. 48 

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Coordinates: 51°30′19″N 0°8′24″W / 51.50528°N 0.14000°W / 51.50528; -0.14000