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Description: 28, 29 and 29a, Wimpole Street W1
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207667
OS Grid Reference: TQ2856781629
OS Grid Coordinates: 528567, 181629
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5190, -0.1484
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WIMPOLE STREET, Wl
45/80 (East side)
5.2.70 Nos 28, 29 and 29A
Corner block of large town houses. 1892-93. Pink terracotta with tiled roof.
Ornate Flemish Renaissance style with much small scale enrichment. 5 storeys
and attic, on basement. 3 large bay windows with gables over alternating with
narrow windows to front. Recessed coffered barrel vaulted porches in narrow
bays with hoods on console-brackets and tall parapets. The rectangular bays
have mullioned and transomed windows, those on 3rd floor with round arched top
lights; the narrow windows between have steep pediments and bowed oriel
balconettes on 2nd and 3rd floors. The New Cavendish Street return has 4 storey
bow and a 4 storey rectangular bay with similar detail; the ground floor is
built out with mullioned-transomed windows and 2 band vaulted enriched
doorways. The Dutch gables have arcaded lights; 2-window dormers in between.
String courses and enriched aprons. The gables are flanked by turret-finials
and there is a small ornate corner turret. Scrollwork cast iron area railings.
Listing NGR: TQ2856781629
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Source: English Heritage
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