Description: Aldine House
Date Listed: 30 June 1978
English Heritage Building ID: 208620
OS Grid Reference: TQ3024380728
OS Grid Coordinates: 530243, 180728
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5105, -0.1246
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER BEDFORD STREET, WC2
30.6.78 Nos. 10 to 13 (consec)
(Including No. 66
Offices and shop. c.1911 by E. Keynes Purchase. Red brick with stone
dressings, slate roof. Free Style Queen Anne. 4 storeys and basement.
Virtually symmetrical elevation with a pair of tripartite bays flanking a
central bow on the upper floors, each 3 windows wide, one window entrance
to right hand north end and oriel corner turret to south with 3 window
return to Chandos Place. Ground floor is taken up by well detailed wooden
Greek Doric shop front with segmental bowed windows, articulated by
pilasters, with cherub masks, which also flank the panelled doors with
patterned fanlights. The upper floors have recessed glazing bar sashes
under flat gauged arches, the central windows on the tripartite bays and
the bow with stone architraves, on the 3rd floor these windows have
archivolt arches in the tripartite bays whilst the one in bow is an
oeil-de-boeuf with swags in apron below. Between the major bays the front
is articulated by quasi pilasters supporting console bracketed cornice and
above the central bow rises an attic crowned by a segmental pediment. The
corner turret has a finialed cupola. Aldine House also has a front at
No. 66 Chandos Place repeating design of end bays on Bedford Street.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Listing NGR: TQ3024380728
Source: English Heritage
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