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Great Portland Street Underground Station, Westminster

Description: Great Portland Street Underground Station

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209897

OS Grid Reference: TQ2886282171
OS Grid Coordinates: 528862, 182171
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5238, -0.1439

Location: A501, Paddington, Greater London W1W 5 W1N 5DG

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W1N 5DG

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Listing Text

36/14 Wl
Great Portland Street
19.1.87 Underground Station
- II
Underground station with shops. c.1912 Metropolitan Line station. Cream
faience tile faced with slate mansard roof. Elliptical plan with
entrances in slightly advanced pavilions at cardinal points and perimeter
shops surrounding booking hall-concourse. Free Classical style. 2
storeys. East and west pavilions, with rusticated quoins, have central,
semicircular arched, keystoned entrances flanked by square headed
keystoned openings; 1st floor with 2 architraved windows alternating with
3 architraved panels. North pavilion 4 windows wide with central
semicircular arched entrance in rusticated surround flanked by
semicircular arched opening and blind recess each side. South pavilion
single storeyed finishing at 1st floor cornice continuous around building.
In between pavilions are shops and windows on ground floor and alternating
casemented windows and panels on 1st floor, as on east and west pavilions;
in north-east and north-west quadrants shops are separated by engaged
Doric columns. Crowning cornice and blocking course. Concourse top lit
with square Doric piers, stone faced with marble plinths, encircling
c.1930 booking office under altered lantern; pilasters to outer perimeter
flanking shop fronts. Original banded tilework to south wall and stairs
down to platforms; 1930s tiled geometric paving to concourse floor.

Listing NGR: TQ2886282171

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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