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18-20, Coventry Street Wc2

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

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Latitude: 51.5103 / 51°30'36"N

Longitude: -0.1334 / 0°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 529632

OS Northings: 180689

OS Grid: TQ296806

Mapcode National: GBR GD.6S

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.M9VK

Plus Code: 9C3XGV68+4J

Entry Name: 18-20, Coventry Street Wc2

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1220705

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209340

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, W1J

County: 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 Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Nos 18 to 20 (consec)


Former restaurant now part of Trocadero. 1892-94 by Treadwell and Martin,
built as (the fatuous) Scott's Restaurant and Oyster Bar; now completely altered
internally as part of the Trocadero complex. Painted Bath stone. Freely handled
"Early French Renaissance" with carved enrichments. Corner site with Great
Windmill Street. Gabled fronts, 5 windows wide to Great Windmill Street and
slightly asymmetrical 4-window wide Coventry Street front with turret to
corner. 4 storeys and attic in gables. Ground floor arcaded with stunted
columns of polished dark Labrador granite on plinths. The upper floors have
windows with quadrant corners to lintels articulated by slender through storey
shafts with broad, clustered half shafts flanking the central 3 bays with
gables rising above, pinnacled parapets. The corner has oriel turret with apron
panels elaborately enriched with scallop-shell carving. Enriched carved bands
between storeys. Prominent corner site.

Listing NGR: TQ2963280689

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