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3 and 5, Mercer Street Wc2

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5128 / 51°30'46"N

Longitude: -0.1259 / 0°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 530146

OS Northings: 180983

OS Grid: TQ301809

Mapcode National: GBR HC.XW

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R7TM

Entry Name: 3 and 5, Mercer Street Wc2

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222793

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418224

Location: Westminster, London, WC2H

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER MERCER STREET, WC2
72/1
Nos. 3 and 5

G.V. II

Artisans' dwellings. c.1905, built by the Mercers' Company Estate. Dark
red ceramic brick, some red brick and stone dressings, slate roof. Free
Style "Wrenaissance" but with more pronounced Baroque details to stonework.
3 storeys and dormered mansard. 8 windows wide. 2 staircase entrances
flank the centre pair of window bays, stone architraved doorways with bold
segmental open pediments framing large cartouche-keys sculpted with
Mercers' Company Queen's head emblem; oculus with red brick dressings and
stone key above each doorway; the open staircases above made more of a
feature than usual rising through eaves with attic and stone dressed,
each finished off with semicircular arch with large key reaching up into
segmental open pediment with swag ornament. The 2 central window bays and
those flanking staircases have shallow canted bays with glazing bar sashes
recessed in splayed reveals under coppered, lion-head studded lintels; the
outer window bays have flush framed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged
red brick arches.


Listing NGR: TQ3014680983

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

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