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Gainsborough House (South Block)

A Grade II Listed Building in Vincent Square, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.491 / 51°29'27"N

Longitude: -0.1308 / 0°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 529868

OS Northings: 178548

OS Grid: TQ298785

Mapcode National: GBR GM.SP

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PS7D

Entry Name: Gainsborough House (South Block)

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289867

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209696

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Vincent Square

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Rochester Row

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2978 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ERASMUS STREET, SW1
105/33 Gainsborough House
5.2.70 (south block)
G.V. II
LCC housing estate block of flats. 1897-1902 one of the first estates
by the LCC Architects' Department housing section under Owen Fleming and
more particularly in this case R. Minton Taylor who was probably
responsible for the estate layout radiating from a rectangular public
garden. Red brick with some slight stone dressings, slate roofs. Humane
Arts and Crafts socialist housing design inspired by Philip Webb, Lethaby
and Smith and Brewer with "Queen Anne" features, all executed to high
standards.One of 2 blocks of 5-storey pavilions with 4 storeys and steep
mansarded attic in between, forming an L plan with common courtyard behind.
12-window ranges with 2 pavilion hipped roof breaks. Entrances in
courtyard elevations. Segmental arched glazing bar sashes with exposed box
frames, grouped to express interior distribution. Part of a symmetrical
composition with Hogarth House and Reynolds House q.v. (c.f. Boundary
Street Estate, Tower Hamlets).
A Revolution in London Housing; Susan Beattie.


Listing NGR: TQ2986778549

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