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The Sanctuary, Westminster

Description: The Sanctuary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 208827

OS Grid Reference: TQ2995479468
OS Grid Coordinates: 529954, 179468
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4992, -0.1292

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1P 3JS

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Listing Text

9.1.70 The Sanctuary
Nos 1 to 8 (consec)


Terrace of houses incorporating gateway to Dean's Yard. 1853-54 by
Sir George Gilbert Scott. Bath stone with gault brick and stone to Dean's
Yard, slate roofs. Gothic with some early Tudor features, a carefully
asymmetrical composition about the formal gatehouse with lively and varied
skyline. 4 storeys, basements and dormered attics. 2 or 3 window wide
fronts. Octagonal turreted and battlemented gatehouse. Houses have,
pointed and 4 centred-arched doorways paired or set to right, some as
recessed porches. 4 centred and square headed windows stone mullioned,
some with tracery, rectangular through-storey bay windows and oriels;
traceried balconies, buttresses, stepped gables and battlements.
Decorative iron gates to vaulted carriageway. Ornate Gothic area railings.
The rear to Dean's Yard plainer with stone mullioned windows and
rectangular oriel-bays. Single storey rear extension to Nos. 2 and 3.
Fine Gothic ironwork to areas on this front with the party boundary walls
of Nos. 4 and 5 surmounted by ornate Gothic lamps, flanking gatehouse

London Vol I; N Pevsner

Listing NGR: TQ2996479456

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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