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; 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, the late Francis Golding, Treve Rossiman (EH), Rebecca Willer, Duncan Wilson
EH Statutory Case Officer: James Edgar
EH Supervisory grants Architects Trudi Hughes, Mike Stock
Westminster Conservation Officers Mike Lowndes, William Holborow.