Description: 3-13, Whitcomb Street Wc2
Date Listed: 21 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 207591
OS Grid Reference: TQ2985080502
OS Grid Coordinates: 529850, 180502
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5085, -0.1303
TQ 2980 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITCOMB STREET, WC2
21.3.74 Nos. 3 to 13 (odd)
Back premises, including gallery, shops and vast vaults. c.1820-23 as part
Nash's Suffolk Street development (qv Nos. 6 ½ and 7 Suffolk Street),
considerably altered late 1970s Stock brick, concealed slate roof;
Extremely sparsely windowed functional rear elevation except for 1970s
fenestration to advanced rebuilt part to right, with little indication of
storey heights. Approximately 3 storeys but much taller and raised on
vaults to left due to sloping site. The unaltered left hand part has a
symmetrical treatment 5 bays wide; large central semicircular waggon
archway (to vaults) flanked on ground floor by recessed segmental arched
sash windows and at 1st floor level by camber arched ones. The tall top
storey is blind and has 2 tall semicircular arched panels flanking large
central one corresponding with waggon arch below. Stone plat band beneath
top storey; parapet with coping. Right hand altered and rebuilt on ground
and 1st floor with arcading and segmental arched windows in keeping. The
interior of left hand part below gallery has very extensive round arched
brick vaulted cellars with central aisle and smaller lateral cellars, all
on lofty scale. The gallery, now with access via the new Huntscombe Court,
was designed by Nash and Elmes, c.f. Suffolk Street.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
John Nash; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ2985080502
Source: English Heritage
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