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Description: 12, Devonshire Street W1
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209490
OS Grid Reference: TQ2867981979
OS Grid Coordinates: 528679, 181979
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5221, -0.1466
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER DEVONSHIRE STREET, W1
45/3 (north side)
Town house. 1912-14 by Sydney Tatchell. Portland stone, slate roof.
strongly modelled "Dixhuitieme" French pavilion design. 2 main storeys
and dormered mansard, on basement. 3 windows wide and set back entrance
bay to right. Bolection moulded doorway is garland-lined with mask
keystone, the elliptical fanlight above framed in architrave also with
keystone. The tall ground floor windows, with recessed glazing bar
casements and balustrading below sills, are set between prominent,
panelled piers crowned with festoon-enriched vases at 1st floor level;
cornice moulding over window heads, surmounted by panels and
fret-ornamented bands finished off with low cast iron ornamental guards
serving the 1st floor recessed casements. The 1st floor window over the
doorway has similar iron guard and its corbelled sill is swagged. Dentil
crowning cornice and balustraded parapet (solid over entrance bay) with
panelled dies capped by stone vases. Corniced dormers. Cast iron area
railings with Vitruvian scroll ornament running between stone piers. Part
of an early C.20 attempt by the Portland Estate to restore the domestic
character of this area which had become too professional.
Listing NGR: TQ2867981979
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Source: English Heritage
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