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Description: 41 and 43, Wardour Street W1
Date Listed: 1 February 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 207451
OS Grid Reference: TQ2969780826
OS Grid Coordinates: 529697, 180826
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5115, -0.1324
TQ 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WARDOUR STREET, W1
1.2.74 Nos 41 and 43
Commercial premises. 1904-05 by H. M. Wakeley. Red brick with elaborate green
and buff stone dressings, slate roof. Free Style Jacobetban. 4 storeys and
attic. 3 windows wide. Ground floor has elaborate central doorway with mask and
consoles, the jambs with metal cartouches inscribed "Sarah Bernhardt laid the
foundation stone of this building 1905"; shop windows to left and right with
entablature-fascia above and flanking pilasters with garlanded caps and giant
brackets bearing large urns. The outer windows on upper floors are treated as
through storey canted bays with shaped dividers to casements, set back in full
height recesses with segmental pediments broken by the balconettes on large
cartouches of pedimented dormers behind. Bowed central arch to 1st floor with
cartouches on dividing columns inscribed "Established 1833" and "Rebuilt 1904";
3 segmental windows below shaped eaves cornice. G. L. C. plaque commemorating
Willy Clarkson, theatrical wigmaker, 1861-1954.
Survey of London. Vol XXXI.
Listing NGR: TQ2968880821
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Source: English Heritage
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