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Description: 18-20, Coventry Street Wc2
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209340
OS Grid Reference: TQ2963280689
OS Grid Coordinates: 529632, 180689
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5103, -0.1334
TQ 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER COVENTRY STREET, WC2
Nos 18 to 20 (consec)
Former restaurant now part of Trocadero. 1892-94 by Treadwell and Martin,
built as (the fatuous) Scott's Restaurant and Oyster Bar; now completely altered
internally as part of the Trocadero complex. Painted Bath stone. Freely handled
"Early French Renaissance" with carved enrichments. Corner site with Great
Windmill Street. Gabled fronts, 5 windows wide to Great Windmill Street and
slightly asymmetrical 4-window wide Coventry Street front with turret to
corner. 4 storeys and attic in gables. Ground floor arcaded with stunted
columns of polished dark Labrador granite on plinths. The upper floors have
windows with quadrant corners to lintels articulated by slender through storey
shafts with broad, clustered half shafts flanking the central 3 bays with
gables rising above, pinnacled parapets. The corner has oriel turret with apron
panels elaborately enriched with scallop-shell carving. Enriched carved bands
between storeys. Prominent corner site.
Listing NGR: TQ2963280689
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Source: English Heritage
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