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164-182, Oxford Street W1

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.516 / 51°30'57"N

Longitude: -0.139 / 0°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 529227

OS Northings: 181321

OS Grid: TQ292813

Mapcode National: GBR DB.YQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.J5W4

Entry Name: 164-182, Oxford Street W1

Listing Date: 15 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422461

Location: Westminster, London, W1W

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: All Saints Margaret Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER OXFORD STREET W1
(south side)
57/20 Nos. 164 to 182
15.6.73. (even)
- II
Former department store, now offices. 1905-06 by Frank Atkinson with advice
from R. Norman Shaw (viz. R.A. Library drawing) for Waring and Gillow's.
Red brick and lavish stone dressings, slate roof, in a free Renaissance with
riotous application of Hampton Court inspired "Wrenaissance" details well
suited to the Empire-wide pretensions of the store. 4 lofty storeys (including
ground floor/mezzanine podium) and 2 tiers of dormered attics in steep hipped
roof with centre bay of 11 windows raised to 5 storeys under segmental pediment;
return elevations with similar detailing run back to plainer rear on Eastcastle
Street. Ground floor display windows bronze framed and articulated with
mezzanine by stone arcade. Upper floors have elaborately carved stone window
surrounds, those on 3rd floor as giant oeil-de-boeuf with foliage enrichment;
arcaded top floor. Deeply carved and projecting modillion eaves cornice.


Listing NGR: TQ2922181319

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