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Description: 30, 30a, 30b and 31, Wimpole Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207668
OS Grid Reference: TQ2855681665
OS Grid Coordinates: 528556, 181665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5193, -0.1485
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WIMPOLE STREET, W1
45/75 (East side)
Nos 30, 30A, 30B and 31
Large corner block of town houses. 1912 by Banister Fletcher. Portland stone;
slate roofs. Vigorously detailed Free Style corner group mixing classical and
Jacobean features, with steep pediment-gables and canted bays. 4 storeys and
attics, on basement. 2 3-storey canted bays and a corner bay to front and
symmetrical New Cavendish Street return with 3 3-storey pairs of canted bays
and central attic feature. Doorways set under 1st floor balcony between the
canted bays. Flush ashlar mullioned and transomed leaded casement windows;
small oblong 3rd floor windows alternating with blind panels act as "frieze" to
the main cornice and pediments. The pediments contain circular windows. The New
Cavendish Street front has 4 small windows between the pairs of canted bays on
each floor, set in segmental arched lined panels. 2 segmental pedimented stone
dormers between the pediments in front and 2 wider ones set forward to return
flanking the central balustraded and arcaded niched concave attic feature.
Continuous stone strapwork balustraded balcony on consoles to 1st floor, its
face flush with fronts of canted bays, and similar stone balconies to 1st and
2nd floors of return,linking the pairs of canted bays. Moulded main cornice and
moulded pediments. Cast iron area railings.
Listing NGR: TQ2855681665
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Source: English Heritage
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