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Description: 8-12, York Gate Nw1 (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207705
OS Grid Reference: TQ2823582110
OS Grid Coordinates: 528235, 182110
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5234, -0.1530
TQ 2882 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER YORK GATE
35/34 REGENT'S PARK NWl
5.2.70 Nos 8 to 12(consec)
Unified terrace block. 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. Symmetrical elevation identical to and balancing Nos 1 to 5 q.v.
with end pavilions flanking giant Ionic colonnade, 4 storeys (including attic
storey). ll windows wide in all. Rusticated podium ground floor with semi-
circular windows set in deep arcade between end pavilions which each have a
tripartite segmental arched window. 1st and 2nd floor glazing bar sashes of
main range set within giant engaged colonnade of the Illissian Ionic order;
end pavilions with tall tripartite 1st floor sashes with segmental arched
blind lunettes and with eared architrave 2nd floor sashes. Semicircular
arched blind headed attic windows and thermal windows to pavilions 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
rebuilt. Anthemion patterned cast iron balconettes to 1st floor windows of
pavilions on front. Grecian,palmette-finialed area railings. York Gate
was opened up by Nash to create a vista of Hardwick's new church of St Mary,
Marylebone Road q.v.
John Nash; John Summerson
Listing NGR: TQ2823582110
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