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Latitude: 51.5193 / 51°31'9"N
Longitude: -0.1393 / 0°8'21"W
OS Eastings: 529193
OS Northings: 181684
OS Grid: TQ291816
Mapcode National: GBR D9.WJ
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.J2PM
Entry Name: 59 and 61, Riding House Street W1
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1235222
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425758
Location: Westminster, London, W1W
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: All Souls Langham Place
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2981 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER RIDING HOUSE STREET, W1
Nos. 59 and 61
Corner commercial premises, offices and flats. 1903 by H. Fuller Clark for Boulting
and Sons. Purple brick, hard red brick, some glazed tilework and Portland stone
dressings, slate roof. Highly original Free Style with restrained use of Tudor
derived details. 5 storeys, basement and dormered mansard. 5 windows wide,
corbelled corner oriel and 2-window returns. Main office entrance to right of No. 59
in broad panelled stone surround, the doorhead raised in "keystone" panel; central
low entrance to No. 61 with camber arched deep doorhead contained by reveals carved
up to frame by light. Fenestration principally through-storey shallow rectangular
bay windows with flush stone frames and plain square section stone mullions, but the
ground floor windows of more changeful design with large square section mullion and
transom stone framed display windows to ground floor of No. 59 rising directly from
pavement, those flanking corner in blind brick bays which at 3rd floor level have
large corbelled mosaic panels emblazoned with firm's name in elongated Edwardian gold
lettering. Small oriel over entrance to No. 61 with sashes lighting staircase above.
Shaped sections of parapet between through-storey bay windows which are finished off
with shaped stone roofs or segmental cornice gables; odd square turret features
flanking crown of corner oriel and blind flank bays of No. 61 where the centre bay is
carried up through parapet and finished off square with cornice and shaped parapet.
The whole chunky and variegated roofscape crowned by big square brick chimney stacks.
See also Tower House and Belmont House, Candover Street and No. 40 Foley Street.
Arts and Crafts Architecture; Peter Davey.
Listing NGR: TQ2919081683
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