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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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Listing Text

TQ 2880 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PARK STREET, W1
68/47 (west side)
Nos.37 to 43 (Odd)
G.V. II
Grand terrace block of speculative town houses. 1908-10 by
W.D. Caroe. 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 2 linked pavilions due to the 2 mansard roofs, the bridged
gap and change from stone to brick with stone dressings between No. 37
and Nos. 39-43. 3 storeys, basement and 3 tiered dormered attics in
steep mansard. No. 37 has a symmetrical 3 bay front, the centre
advanced with crowning large segmental pediment, and a triple window
link with open colonnaded 2nd floor and bridge across at attic level
to Nos. 39 to 43 which are treated as a 9 bay block with quoined 3 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 2 storey bows to ground and 1st floor of
Nos. 39-43 where the 3rd 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 3 bays
originally formed the 5th 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".
Survey of London; Vol. XL.


Listing NGR: TQ2815080670

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