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Latitude: 51.5158 / 51°30'56"N
Longitude: -0.1759 / 0°10'33"W
OS Eastings: 526666
OS Northings: 181229
OS Grid: TQ266812
Mapcode National: GBR 4B.PT
Mapcode Global: VHGQY.W5WB
Entry Name: Great Western Hotel
Listing Date: 1 February 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227144
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424765
Location: Westminster, London, W2
Electoral Ward/Division: Hyde Park
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James Paddington
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2681 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PRAED STREET, W2
52/2 (north-west side)
1.2.74 Great Western Hotel.
Hotel. 1851-3, opened 1854, altered 1933-6. By P C Hardwick for Great Western
Railway. Brick, stuccoed except ground floor and 1st floor of centre bays which
are refaced in stone. Welsh slate roof. French Second Empire style. Four
storeys, attic to 7-bay centre with breaks forward, further breakforward of 5
bays under pediment. 7-bay ranges to either side with projecting 2-bay square
angle towers of 6 storeys. Channelled angle pilasters. Ground and 1st floor of
centre refenestrated, otherwise sashes in eared architraves. Pulvinated friezes
and pediments to 1st floor windows. 3rd floor sill band. Modillion cornice with
drops to central range. Pediment with sculpted figures of Peace, Plenty, Science
and Industry by John Thomas. Steep pavilion roof, pedimented dormers above
attic, otherwise C20 dormers. Ogee roofs to towers with pierced parapets. The
first of the large purpose-built hotels in London.
The Railway Heritage of Britain G Biddle and o S Nock, 1983, pp 213-5.
Great Western Architecture, A Vaughan, 1977, pp 95-129
Listing NGR: TQ2666681229
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