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Description: 126, Great Portland Street W1
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209901
OS Grid Reference: TQ2898081732
OS Grid Coordinates: 528980, 181732
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5198, -0.1424
TQ 2881 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREAT PORTLAND STREET, W1
45/62 (east side)
14.1.70 No. 126
Offices and shop. c.1898 by A. Beresford Pite. Red brick and sparse
painted stone dressings; slate roof. Free Style Queen Anne with more
Baroque accent to ground floor and strong vertical emphasis. 4 storeys
and dormered steep mansard. Narrow front with full height canted bay and
narrow single window bay to right. Ground floor has tripartite shop front
composition framed in bolection moulded eared architrave; central doorway
flanked by chamfered pilasters with boldly modelled almost Byzantine caps
supporting freely modelled brackets to cornice overhanging on cove,
carried across front and raised in segmental hood over door. On upper
floors the canted bay has flush framed sashes with segmental arches
recessed under blind semicircular relieving arches, all slightly set back
in full height reveal giving flanking pilaster effect; the narrow sash
lights to splayed sides have similar relieving arches. To right hand
there is one recessed segmental arched 2 light casement to each floor.
Parapet with coping. Central large canted dormer.
Listing NGR: TQ2898081732
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Source: English Heritage
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