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37-43 Park Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5104 / 51°30'37"N

Longitude: -0.1547 / 0°9'17"W

OS Eastings: 528150

OS Northings: 180670

OS Grid: TQ281806

Mapcode National: GBR 9D.FQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.89KF

Entry Name: 37-43 Park Street

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265946

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423495

Location: Westminster, London, W1K

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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Description

TQ 2880 NW
68/47

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
PARK STREET, W1 (west side)
Nos.37 to 43 (Odd)

GV
II
Grand terrace block of speculative town houses. 1908-10 by W.D Caröe. Portland stone and red brick with slate roofs. Free Style Baroque combining Franco-Flemish, English and Danish Baroque features in a grand composition that can be read as a single terrace unit and as two linked pavilions due to the two mansard roofs, the bridged gap and change from stone to brick with stone dressings between No. 37 and Nos. 39-43.

Three storeys, basement and three tiered dormered attics in steep mansard. No.37 has a symmetrical three bay front, the centre advanced with crowning large segmental pediment, and a triple window link with open colonnaded second floor and bridge across at attic level to Nos.39 to 43 which are treated as a nine bay block with quoined three bay centre break crowned by a segmental pediment similar but of larger radius than that of No.37, overall unity in disparity being articulated by the giant order of quoin and party wall pilasters with cartouches below caps, the continuous entablature with prominent cornice and the relative symmetry of the segmental pediments. The centre bay of No.37 has asymmetrically placed enclosed stone porch with stone domed roof and richly carved archivolt surmounted by pediment. Nos.39 and 41 have similar but brick and stone porches, to left and right, with deep parapets instead of dome and wreathed oeil de boeuf to side. No.43 has semicircular arched recessed porch to right. Casement windows with large square leaded panes in architraves, single storey balustraded bow window to ground floor of No.37 link extension and two storey bows to ground and first floor of Nos.39-43 where the third floor casements are flush set. The segmental pediments contain hexagonal windows flanking segmental arches ones framed by richly sculpted garlands. Pedimented segmental arched and barrel vaulted dormers. Prominent chimney stacks.

The return elevations to Culross Street and Upper Grosvenor Street in similar vein but lower keyed, on the latter elevation the left hand three bays originally formed the fifth house of the development. Elaborate cast iron area railings with open work square standards. Ornate if more conventional interiors in "Louis XVI" and "Early Georgian".

Listing NGR: TQ2815080670

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