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3-13, Whitcomb Street Wc2

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1303 / 0°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 529850

OS Northings: 180502

OS Grid: TQ298805

Mapcode National: GBR GF.XD

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PBGX

Entry Name: 3-13, Whitcomb Street Wc2

Listing Date: 21 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357389

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207591

Location: Westminster, London, WC2H

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITCOMB STREET, WC2
71/105 ;82/11
21.3.74 Nos. 3 to 13 (odd)
G.V. II
Back premises, including gallery, shops and vast vaults. c.1820-23 as part
Nash's Suffolk Street development (qv Nos. 6 ½ and 7 Suffolk Street),
considerably altered late 1970s Stock brick, concealed slate roof;
Extremely sparsely windowed functional rear elevation except for 1970s
fenestration to advanced rebuilt part to right, with little indication of
storey heights. Approximately 3 storeys but much taller and raised on
vaults to left due to sloping site. The unaltered left hand part has a
symmetrical treatment 5 bays wide; large central semicircular waggon
archway (to vaults) flanked on ground floor by recessed segmental arched
sash windows and at 1st floor level by camber arched ones. The tall top
storey is blind and has 2 tall semicircular arched panels flanking large
central one corresponding with waggon arch below. Stone plat band beneath
top storey; parapet with coping. Right hand altered and rebuilt on ground
and 1st floor with arcading and segmental arched windows in keeping. The
interior of left hand part below gallery has very extensive round arched
brick vaulted cellars with central aisle and smaller lateral cellars, all
on lofty scale. The gallery, now with access via the new Huntscombe Court,
was designed by Nash and Elmes, c.f. Suffolk Street.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
John Nash; John Summerson.


Listing NGR: TQ2985080502

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