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St Margaret's House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5173 / 51°31'2"N

Longitude: -0.1377 / 0°8'15"W

OS Eastings: 529315

OS Northings: 181459

OS Grid: TQ293814

Mapcode National: GBR FB.88

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.K4L6

Plus Code: 9C3XGV86+WW

Entry Name: St Margaret's House

Listing Date: 27 April 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1249911

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432140

ID on this website: 101249911

Location: Fitzrovia, Westminster, London, W1T

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints Margaret Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 2981 SW
Nos 19-23 (consec)
St Margaret's
House (including
nos 24 & 25 Wells
Offices, showrooms and studio. c1929-31 by Sir Albert Richardson &
Claude Lovat Gill for Sanderson's Wallpapers. Steel frame clad with
2" white bricks; rear facade clad with white faience bricks. Curved
copper studio roof with later dormer windows & white brick lateral
stacks. Stripped classical style. 6 storeys, the top set back. 7 bays.
Ground floor with later C20 windows set between canted granite-clad
columns supporting a plain fascia; left hand bay forms a vehicle
entrance to the mews. A screen of white brick pilaster strips rises
from the 1st to the 3rd floor, defining the window bay heads with
guaged brick flat arches. Plain brick architrave and frieze area
having an enriched cornice. 1st to 3rd floor metal framed casement
windows, with glazing bars, treated as recessed vertical strips with
fluted spandrel panels; 3rd floor casements have coved outer lights
forming cheeks. Window strips separated from brickwork by narrow bands
of black, Belgian marble. 4th floor set back, having similarly
detailed screen to flush framed metal windows with glazing bars.
Architrave & frieze area of a slightly darker brick; coved cornice.
Rear facade of considerable interest with stripped classical style
continued in white faience brick through 6 flush storeys with black
faience bands separating similar metal framed casements from brickwork
through 1st to 3rd floors; gauged brick heads. To right, under vehicle
entrance, the stairs are defined by 5 storeys of windows with slanted
sills and curved heads, having gauged brickwork gradually fading on
left sides into brickwork of curved angle. Bay above the vehicle
entrance with curved pediment, reflecting stair windows, and a
lunette. The whole building was originally intended for the use of
Sanderson's Wallpapers who already had a a large building to the rear,
but at an early stage the application was revised to create a series
of offices and showrooms for fashionable tenants. The ground floor was
originally clad in "Verte Mousse" marble with thin red edgings to the
windows. Winner of the RIBA 1931 London Architecture Medal which is
displayed as a plaque under the carriage entrance. Rear facade, facing
into mews yard, known as nos 24 & 25 Wells Mews.

Listing NGR: TQ2931581459

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