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Oxford University Press

A Grade I Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1426 / 0°8'33"W

OS Eastings: 528998

OS Northings: 180474

OS Grid: TQ289804

Mapcode National: GBR DF.4F

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.GBZY

Entry Name: Oxford University Press

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209509

Location: Westminster, London, W1S

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CITY OF WESTMINSTER DOVER STREET, W1
80/78
81/28 No 37 (Oxford University
Press)

In the description the date '1772' shall be amended to read; ' 1772, and altered
1909-22 by Smith and Brewer'.

The following shall be added to the end of the description;
'and decorative oeil-de-boeuf window to rear of upper floor. Smith and Brewer
added two storeys and designed panelling etc. to arched entrance corridor.

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TQ 2980 SW, 2880 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER DOVER STREET Wl
80/78 ; 81/28
No 37 (Oxford University
24.2.58 Press)

- I

Terraced town house. 1772. By Sir Robert Taylor as the West End
residence of the Bishop of Ely. Portland stone, slate roof. Markedly
Palladian composition. 3 storeys (with lofty piano nobile),
basement and dormered mansard. 3 windows wide. Rusticated ground
floor with rocky vermiculation to piers and arches of arcaded open-
ings including entrance to right with panelled studded door, side
lights and fanlight. The ground floor sash windows are semicircular
arched within the arcade. The 1st floor windows are set in Corinthian
columned and pedimented aedicules with blind balustrades. Above them
are placed 2 paterae and a central medallion with bishop's mitre;
square attic windows - all sashes revealed with glazing bars. Plat
band over ground floor and balustraded parapet over modillion cornice.
Fine cast iron area railings, the standards surmounted by seated lions
to the designs of Alfred Stevens, 1852. Interior much altered but
retains Taylor's dining room - now the front hall - with plaster
ceiling and chimney piece, the glazed dome over the former stairwell
which originally had an apsed end, part of the original S pattern
wrought iron staircase balustrade including the altered balcony,
richly carved doorcases, Venetian window with carved columns etc.


Listing NGR: TQ2899880474

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