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12, Devonshire Street W1

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5221 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.1466 / 0°8'47"W

OS Eastings: 528679

OS Northings: 181979

OS Grid: TQ286819

Mapcode National: GBR C8.7K

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.D0VH

Plus Code: 9C3XGVC3+R8

Entry Name: 12, Devonshire Street W1

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209490

ID on this website: 101290403

Location: Marylebone, Westminster, London, W1G

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Marylebone High Street

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Marylebone

Church of England Diocese: London

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45/3 (north side)

No. 12


Town house. 1912-14 by Sydney Tatchell. Portland stone, slate roof.
strongly modelled "Dixhuitieme" French pavilion design. 2 main storeys
and dormered mansard, on basement. 3 windows wide and set back entrance
bay to right. Bolection moulded doorway is garland-lined with mask
keystone, the elliptical fanlight above framed in architrave also with
keystone. The tall ground floor windows, with recessed glazing bar
casements and balustrading below sills, are set between prominent,
panelled piers crowned with festoon-enriched vases at 1st floor level;
cornice moulding over window heads, surmounted by panels and
fret-ornamented bands finished off with low cast iron ornamental guards
serving the 1st floor recessed casements. The 1st floor window over the
doorway has similar iron guard and its corbelled sill is swagged. Dentil
crowning cornice and balustraded parapet (solid over entrance bay) with
panelled dies capped by stone vases. Corniced dormers. Cast iron area
railings with Vitruvian scroll ornament running between stone piers. Part
of an early C.20 attempt by the Portland Estate to restore the domestic
character of this area which had become too professional.

Listing NGR: TQ2867981979

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