LXXXI.—No. 30, BEDFORD SQUARE.
Ground landlord and lessee.
Ground landlord, His Grace the Duke of Bedford, K.G.; lessee,
the Russian Consulate-General.
General description and date of structure.
On 1st November, 1776, a lease was granted (fn. 1) as from Michaelmas,
1775, of "all that parcel of ground, with a messuage thereon, on the west
side of Bedford Square, being the third house southward from Bedford
Street," now Bayley Street.
The front room on the ground floor has a chimneypiece of white
and coloured marble. The frieze is fluted, and contains sculptured figures.
The front room on the first floor has its walls treated as large panels,
and over the two doors are decorative paintings. The chimney piece is of
white marble, and the flutings of the pilasters are inlaid with coloured
marble. The ornamental plaster ceiling (Plate 87) is of very delicate
design. The figures in the oval medallion are modelled on classical lines,
and in their delicacy are suggestive of cameos.
Condition of repair.
The premises are in good repair.
The occupiers of this house, according to the ratebooks, were:—
|1779–93.||Robt. Cooper Lee.|
The Council's collection contains:—
Marble chimneypiece in front room on ground floor (photograph).
(fn. 2) Ornamental plaster ceiling in front room on first floor (photograph).