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Devonshire House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1428 / 0°8'33"W

OS Eastings: 528990

OS Northings: 180358

OS Grid: TQ289803

Mapcode National: GBR DF.3S

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.GCWR

Entry Name: Devonshire House

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226746

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424192

Location: Westminster, London, W1J

County: London

District: City of 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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Listing Text

TQ 2880 SE & 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl
80/107 ; 81/64 (north side)
30-5-72 Devonshire House (in-
cluding Nos 53 to 56
consec. Stratton Street,
No 11 Mayfair Place and
No 51 Berkeley Street)
GV II
Massive island office block. 1924-26 by the American practice of
Carrere and Hastings with Professor Reilly. Portland stone clad
steel frame. Glasgow/American classicism with sparing but lively
Graeco-Roman details and has relief plaques. Very tall main block
of 7 storeys and sheer attic storey plus a mezzanine between ground
and 1st floors, with projecting 5 storey and attic corner pavilions.
The ground and mezzanine floors of main block advanced level with
pavilions to Piccadilly. 15 bays overall. 3 bay pavilions and 9
bay main block. Ground floor large display windows articulated by
channelled piers and pilasters supporting deep entablature. Flanking
pavilions fully rusticated. Elaborate dentilled and modillioned
cornice to main block. Return elevations similarly composed and rear
facade to Mayfair Place with giant Doric colonnade through 2 storeys
carried out from main block over pavement. Interior altered late
C20. Showrooms to Piccadilly retain original plasterwork etc.


Listing NGR: TQ2899080358

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

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