PERIOD DETAILS LIST
All rooms have original 1732 panelling and shutters throughout except for top floor + attics which were never panelled. Shutters all have brass shutter pulls, and iron locking bars & original butterfly hinges.
Floors - most of the floors are original pegged boards;
Door furniture - brass rim locks and drop handles on the principal floors;
Doors - original LH hinges
Front Vault Left: Waste Management System - soakaway/servants cesspit + street washaway into soakaway + coal hole;
Front Vault Right: coal cellar still with working coal hole;
Front Room: 1732 kitchen with early 19c sink, range and original spice cupboard; cold room beneath kitchen; original yorkstone passageway;
Middle: 18c fireplace; 19c flooring, window into cesspit vault;
Rear Vault: 1732 cesspit and arched vault floodlit upwards.
Front door - 18c knocker & early letter box, original hinges + lock.
Front Room: unusual example of late 18c formal dining room with twin tromp l'oeuil doors; 1732 panelling; original boards and ceiling; Regency fireplace and marble surround; original bell pull mechanism; original shutters + bars;
Middle room: 1732 marble firesurround + late 18c hearth; original servants bell pull;
Closet: replica marble 1732 fire surround, late 18c hearth (current kitchen).
Front Room: original double fielded panelling shutters and bars; 18c black & white marble fire surround; 19c double doors to middle room;
Middle Room early 18c marble fire surround, late 18c hearth;
Closet mid 19c small range (current library).
Front Room: (subdivided) - 1732 marble fire surround. 19c hearth and 1732 wig cupboard;
Middle Room: 1732 replica stone fire surround, late 18c hearth;
Closet: 1732 fire surround (bathroom).
THIRD FLOOR & ATTICS
Interconnected rooms: 1732 replica stone fire surrounds, late 18c hearths;
Rear Attic: two 'hidden rooms', one plastered inter-connected via 4' door;
Front Attic: original internal gutter still in use. Rafters visible in both rooms.
68 DEAN STREET
Constructed 1681 as part of the Pitt Estate
Re-build by John Meard Junior c. 1732
Restoration Works 1994 - 1997
Supported by English Heritage, Westminster City Council and ICI Dulux Paints
Client & Main Contractor David Bieda
Architect John Dickinson AA Dip FRSA
Structural Engineer Colin Utting C Eng. MI Struct E MIBC
Honorary Advisers Dan Cruickshank, Francis Golding,Treve Rossiman, Rebecca Willer, Duncan Wilson
EH Statutory Case Officer James Edgar
EH Supervisory grants Architect Trudi Hughes, Mike Stock
Westminster Conservation Officer Mike Lowndes, William Holborow