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Description: Princess Mary House
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207441
OS Grid Reference: TQ2987778764
OS Grid Coordinates: 529877, 178764
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4929, -0.1306
TQ 2978 NE 'CITY OF WESTMINSTER VINCENT STREET, SW1
Princess Mary House
Tenement block of flats with rear courtyard. 1928-30; consultant
Sir Edwin, Lutyens; part of the Westminster Housing Scheme for the
Grosvenor Estate. Grey brick and white rendered chequerboard external
elevations with grey brick and rendered access galleries to rear shallow
courtyard elevations, spare stone dressings, concealed roofs. Stripped
Georgian style with decorative details confined to entrance bay.
Symmetrical front to Vincent Street. 6 storeys. Broad central recess,
blind apart from central stairlights, flanked by shallow projecting ranges
each of 4 windows wide but leaving one blind bay as a rendered chequer
panel in the chequerboard. 6-window returns and 4-window south ends to
shallow wings of rear courtyard. Central channelled pier entrance, to
stairs, with archivolt arch under open pediment and stepped parapet above,
set in built out ashlar screen wall; 4 carved stone escutcheon panels
above. Flush framed glazing bar sashes in chequerboard. Parapet copings
finish off the facades. An imaginative Lutyens treatment of a standard
L.C.C. type of housing block.
Listing NGR: TQ2987778764
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Source: English Heritage
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