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Latitude: 51.5228 / 51°31'22"N
Longitude: -0.1474 / 0°8'50"W
OS Eastings: 528627
OS Northings: 182061
OS Grid: TQ286820
Mapcode National: GBR C8.28
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.DZGH
Plus Code: 9C3XGVF3+43
Entry Name: Numbers 18 to 26 (Including the Former Number 27)
Listing Date: 10 September 1954
Last Amended: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225959
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423001
Location: Westminster, London, W1B
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: Marylebone High Street
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Marylebone
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2882 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PARK CRESCENT, Wl
36/27 (west side)
5.2.70 and 10.9.54 No .16 and Nos 18 to 26 (consec)
(including the former No 27)
Includes No 83 Portland Place
Quadrant of town houses forming western half of crescent. 1812 (restored
and rebuilt behind facades) by John Nash and the earliest feature of his
Regent's Park development. Stucco faced slate roofs. Simple spacious
Grecian detailing distinguished by the unifying sweep of the ground floor
colonnade. 4 storeys (including attic storey) and basement. 3-window
wide fronts; the end houses have very slightly advanced fronts as terminal
pavilions with returns to Marylebone Road and Portland Place, the latter
with colonnade returned as well. The colonnade of coupled Ionic columns
on square plinths uniformly screens the basement areas and ground floors
with balustraded parapet to terrace over dentil corniced entablature; the
channelled ground floor has square headed doorways (some altered to
windows) and recessed glazing bar sashes. Between the end pavilions the
1st floor glazing bar sashes are semicircular arched and recessed for 2
orders; square headed recessed glazing bar sashes to 2nd floor and attic
storey. The end pavilion houses have square headed windows in shallow
architraves, with cornices over on 1st floor, and semicircular arched
attic storey windows; similar fenestration to their returns but the ground
floor windows to Marylebone Road also semicircular headed. Cornice and
blocking course over 2nd floor; attic cornice and balustraded parapet over
the intervening houses and shallow block pediments with acroteria to
terminal pavilions. Cast iron spear head area railings in the
intercolumniations. Park Crescent is Nash's sweeping introduction to
Regent's Park, via Park Square q.v., from the axis of Portland Place and is
the southern half of the vast projected circus in his 1811-12 scheme.
John Nash; John Summerson.
History of the King's Works; VI.
Listing NGR: TQ2862782061
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