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105-109, Oxford Street and 16-18 Hollen Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembley, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5157 / 51°30'56"N

Longitude: -0.1349 / 0°8'5"W

OS Eastings: 529515

OS Northings: 181290

OS Grid: TQ295812

Mapcode National: GBR FB.WV

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.M52D

Plus Code: 9C3XGV88+73

Entry Name: 105-109, Oxford Street and 16-18 Hollen Street

Listing Date: 1 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422463

Location: Westminster, London, W1F

County: 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 Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(south side)
58/3 Nos. 105 to 109 (odd)
(including Nos.16 to
1.5.86 18 Hollen Street)
Built as a shop, factory and offices, now shop and offices. 1887-88 by
Christopher and White for the hatter Henry Heath. Oxford Street front faced
inbeige terracotta, slate roof. A free Franco-Flemish Renaissance style. 5
storeys and attic. Slight asymmetry with 4 window wide wings flanking a 2
window wide centrepiece. Mid C20 shop front across ground floor, its fascia
concealing a bas relief frieze representing the hat-making process, modelled
by Benjamin Creswick (a Ruskin protege). Upper floors have mullioned-
transomed casement windows in tiers, those in left wing grouped in 2 equal
bays by plaster strips, those in right wing similarly articulated but as 3
bays with 2 window centre. The centrepiece has sharply bowed 2nd floor oriels
and those above are paired in arches, their lunettes decorated with portrait
medallions of George IV and Queen Victoria; above the 3 narrow arched 4th
floor windows of centrepiece rises a scroll sided gable crowned by an incurved
pediment. The top tier windows of wings have arched heads and there is a
dormered gable over the right hand wing. The gables have decorated finials
in the form of beavers modelled by Creswick. Rear elevation to Hollen street
has a sober, well proportioned, industrial facade of stock brick with red
brick dressings. 4 storeys, 6 windows wide. Central steel lintel led entrance.
Segmental arched industrial iron framed and glazing barred windows. Top 2
floors articulated as 3 pairs of bays by red pilasters. Stone eaves cornice.
2 stone bands between storeys inscribed "Henry Heath, Oxford Street" and "Eat

Listing NGR: TQ2951581290

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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