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Description: 1-5, Regent's Park Nw1 (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207702
OS Grid Reference: TQ2828182125
OS Grid Coordinates: 528281, 182125
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5235, -0.1523
TQ 2882 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER YORK GATE
35/36 REGENT'S PARK NWl
5.2.70 Nos 1 to 5(consec.)
Unified terrace block. c.1821-22 by John Nash as part of his Regent's
Park Crown Estate development. Gutted and rebuilt internally as one unit.
Stucco; slate roof. Block treated as single free standing composition with
the (former) end houses as pavilions and the entrances originally to rear
and north ends providing the same palace illusion as at York Terrace East
and West q.v. Grecian detail with the same giant Ionic Illissian order as
York Terrace. 4 storeys (including attic storey) on basement. 11 windows
wide in all with slightly advanced returns with entrances. Rusticated
podium ground floor with windows set in deep arcade between end pavilions
which each have tripartite segmental arched window. 1st and 2nd floor
glazing bar sashes of main range set within giant engaged Ionic colonnade;
end pavilions with tall tripartite 1st floor windows with segmental arched
blind lunettes and with eared architrave 2nd floor windows. Semicircular arched
blind headed attic windows and thermal windows to pavilion attics. Cornice
and balustraded parapet over ground floor. Continuous plain frieze and cornice
over 2nd floor; attic cornice and blocking course. The 3 window returns have
large enclosed porches with Greek Doric columns in antis. Rear elevation has
plain pilastraded upper floors. Anthemion patterned cast iron balconettes to
1st floor pavilion windows on front. Grecian palmette finialed area railings.
York Gate was a modification in Nash's plan to open up a vista of Hardwick's
new church of St Mary, Marylebone Road, q.v. and is balanced by the identical
block Nos 8 to 12 q.v.
John Nash; John Summerson.
Listing NGR: TQ2828182125
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