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55-73, Duke Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5138 / 51°30'49"N

Longitude: -0.1509 / 0°9'3"W

OS Eastings: 528404

OS Northings: 181049

OS Grid: TQ284810

Mapcode National: GBR BC.8J

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.B6KW

Plus Code: 9C3XGR7X+GJ

Entry Name: 55-73, Duke Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209544

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1K

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 George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 2881 SW

Nos. 55 to 73 (odd)

Terrace of shops and chambers. 1890-1892 by W.D. Caröe for the Grosvenor Estate. Narrow, fine red bricks with Ketton stone dressings and ground floor facing; slate roofs. Lively and eclectic Franco-Flemish Renaissance/Queen Anne style.

Three main storeys and two storeys of dormers in steep mansard with two storey Flemish gable over principal double frontage. Slightly asymmetrical composition with off centre gabled double frontage six windows wide flanked by two and three window wide fronts but with varied window groupings. Stone faced ground floor has basket handle arched doorways and display windows articulated by French Loire-style order with strapwork, cartouche and baluster enrichments, rising to cornice.

Upper floors have architraved and cavetto mullioned, single and coupled windows with cornices, in serried rank to second floor of double frontage; the first floor of Nos. 61-63 has a tent roofed mullioned and transomed canted bay on corbel brackets to right and there are tripartite, rectangular, tent roofed, corbelled bay windows to first floor of Nos. 71 and 73; that of No. 73 is run into a stone faced narrow square turret rising through second floor and mansard and terminating in a concave spire; at the north end No. 57 has a similar turret finished off with onion dome and spirelet. Pseudo-parapets to first and second floors and crowning entablature with superimposed Loire orders flanking fronts. Animated roofscape with canted stone dormers to lower tier and hipped roof dormers with spirelets to upper tier; much elaborated voluted and ball-finialed Flemish gable over-double frontage; moulded saddlestones to fore walls, rising from large console buttresses; tall brick chimney stack with enriched stone caps.

See also Caröe's slightly later block Nos. 75 to 83 odd Duke Street.

Listing NGR: TQ2841381026

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