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Description: Durrant's Hotel
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209783
OS Grid Reference: TQ2821781499
OS Grid Coordinates: 528217, 181499
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5179, -0.1535
TQ 2881 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER GEORGE STREET, W1
44/54 (north side)
Nos. 26 to 32 (even)
Hotel. c.1780-1800 Portman Estate terrace apparently altered early C.19
as hotel, and with some mid C.20 modification. Stock brick with stucco
dressings and stuccoed ground floor; slate roof. Principal feature is the
use of a Tower of the Winds derived pilaster order articulating upper
floors. 4 storeys and basement. 16-window wide George Street front, the
windows grouped in pairs, and 11-window Manchester Street return with
windows grouped in rhythm 3;4;4. Coupled column, Tower of the Winds porch in 2nd
bay from right. Recessed sashes, most with glazing bars, those on ground
floor with blind semicircular arches linked by moulded imposts, those on
upper floors under flat gauged arches. Guilloche moulded plat band
finishes off ground floor; the pilaster order articulates the window
groups and rises to frieze, dentil cornice and blocking course; continuous
sill band to 3rd floor. The 1st bay of windows to return are blind and an
access way has been inserted at far end.
Listing NGR: TQ2821781499
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Source: English Heritage
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