St James's Place

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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; 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 l 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. ^ "Francis Chichester green plaque in London". 17 September 1993. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Buczacki, Stefan (2017). "Churchill Facts: Residences of Winston and Clementine Churchill". The INTERNATIONAL CHURCHILL SOCIETY. The International Churchill Society. Retrieved 27 February 2017. 29 St. James’s Place (April 1880—late 1882). Leased by Lord Randolph Churchill. 
  10. ^ Royal Blue Book, Fashionable Directory and Parliamentary Guide. B. W. Gardiner, Princes Street, Cavendish Square. 1873. p. 744. 
  11. ^ List of Members of the Institution of Civil Engineers., Civil Engineers Lists 1818-1930 Operations Inc: Institution of Civil Engineers. 1886. 
  12. ^ 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