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Description: 26, Wigmore Street W1 (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207629
OS Grid Reference: TQ2861581386
OS Grid Coordinates: 528615, 181386
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5168, -0.1478
TQ 2881 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WIGMORE STREET W1
56/48 (north side)
No 26 (including Nos 86
5.2.70 and 87 Wimpole Street)
Shop and flats. Dated 1891 by F L Pearson. Originally of stone and terracotta,now
painted, tiled roofs. Asymmetrical corner block in free Jacob ethan style. Basement,
4 main storeys and tiled gabled attic storey. Shop front to ground of No 26 with
basket handle arched windows, entablature and splayed corner entrance with pediment.
Main feature is large corbelled bowed oriel-tower to corner with 5 mullioned sashed
lights to each of its 3 floors, finished off with pierced parapet. Shallow segmental
bay window through first and second floors to Wigmore Street, mullioned sashed lights
and enriched strings and cornices carved over corner oriel-tower. Quoin pilasters.
Four windows on third floor and 3 light casement in finialed gable flanked by
obelisks. To Wimpole Street: 2 rectangular 4 storey bays with finialed gables,
similar detailings pilastered and mullioned lights; between them the 2 storey canted
porch of No 87 with pilastered doorway and crenellated parapet; above on second and
third floors are 4 light mullioned windows with pediments. The pierced parapet of
corner oriel-tower is carried across this front at eaves level between the gabled
bays. Bold arcaded external chimney stack to right of oriel. Some of windows have
leaded lights. The entrance to No 86, now blocked, has tapering side pilasters and
fanlight divided by short pilasters. Prominent corner site with important group value.
Listing NGR: TQ2861581386
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Source: English Heritage
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