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Wigmore Hall, Westminster

Description: Wigmore Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 207630

OS Grid Reference: TQ2858381372
OS Grid Coordinates: 528583, 181372
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5166, -0.1482

Location: A5204, Paddington, Greater London W1U 2 W1H 9DF

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1H 9DF

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Listing Text

56/46 (north side)
14.3.66 Nos 36 (Wigmore Hall) and
Nos 38 and 40
Showroom and flats with concert hall to rear. 1904 by T E Colcutt. Buff terracotta
and slate roof. Free northern Renaissance and classical motifs. ; Four storeys with
dormered and gabled attic in steep pitched roof. Original large plate glass shop
display window to centre of ground floor flanked by pedimented Portland stone doorways
with rusticated surrounds and blocked columns, large spaced voussoirs to segmental
arches. The Wigmore Hall entrance to right with iron and glass canopy. Three main
bays to upper floors divided by pilaster strips, the centre with a pair of arcaded
first floor windows, a triple group of cross mullioned second floor windows and a
triple group of arcaded third floor windows, Venetian grouped attic window and oculus
in finialed gable above parapet. Flanking bays have 2 storey canted oriels and a pair
of arcaded windows to third floor, the parapet above swept to point and Venetian
dormers behind. All windows have leaded casements. Wigmore Hall entrance gives onto
vaulted marble clad passage leading to barrel vaulted foyer with marble staircase
rising over rusticated archway to bracketed balustraded balcony landing giving into
upper level of hall. The hall is barrel vaulted and main feature is the apse with
mosaic by Gerald Moira flanked by shallow relief framed frieze probably by Anning
Bell. Ground and first floors of No 38 and 40 have showrooms with Baroque cum neo
Georgian decoration, panelling, pilasters, but including in first floor showroom a
reset Rococo chimney piece and pedimented overmantel of carved wood flanked by

Listing NGR: TQ2858181373

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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