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250-270, REGENT STREET W1 (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5149 / 51°30'53"N

Longitude: -0.1416 / 0°8'29"W

OS Eastings: 529049

OS Northings: 181191

OS Grid: TQ290811

Mapcode National: GBR DC.C3

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.H6H0

Entry Name: 250-270, REGENT STREET W1 (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 22 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227716

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425634

Location: Westminster, London, W1B

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 Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2981 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER REGENT STREET Wl
57/21 (east side)
22-11-73 Nos 250 to 270 (even)
GV II
Block of offices and shops framing the south east quadrant of Oxford Circus
and the approach. 1912 design by Sir Henry Tanner, completed 1913. Portland
stone cladding steel frame, slate roof. Classical style with Beaux Arts
details. Part of a symmetrical composition with the other 3 quadrant blocks
framing the circus. 4 tall storeys and double attics in steep mansards and
pavilion roofs. Upper floors, including returns, organised with projecting
pavilions flanking the long south range and the quadrant, the fenestration
grouped in sequence from south end of block as follows: 3; splayed corner;
1; 3; 29; 3; 3 to quadrant and 3 to Oxford Street. Ground floor shop fronts
articulated by pilasters with wreathed shields crowned by cherub heads. Upper
floors have architraved bronze casements, those on 2nd floor with alternating
pediments. Pavilions have giant order of Ionic columns and pilasters,
enriched aprons and bronze balconies to centre windows; central stone dormers
carried up into attic with open pediments; similar dormer treatment to centre
3 bays of long south range. The quadrant has giant Ionic columns dividing
tripartite, bronze pilastered and framed windows. Main entablature below
attic with balustraded parapet. Corniced dormers; stone- chimney stacks; roof
ridges with bronze crestings and triumphal ornaments.


Listing NGR: TQ2905681185

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