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Burtons Headquarters and Shop

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5166 / 51°30'59"N

Longitude: -0.1299 / 0°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 529857

OS Northings: 181402

OS Grid: TQ298814

Mapcode National: GBR HB.0H

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.P4PP

Plus Code: 9C3XGV8C+J2

Entry Name: Burtons Headquarters and Shop

Listing Date: 11 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379031

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478396

ID on this website: 101379031

Location: St Giles, Camden, London, WC1B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/104/1642 Nos.118-132 (Even)
11/09/90 Burton's Headquarters and Shop


See under: No.279 Burton's Headquarters and Shop TOTTENHAM


798-1/104/1642 (East side)
11/09/90 No.279
Burton's Headquarters and Shop


Includes: Nos.118-132 Burton's Headquarters and Shop NEW
Headquarters office and shop. c1929-30. By Harry Wilson. For
Montague Burton. Stone faced steel frame.
EXTERIOR: 7 storeys on a corner site. 7 bays to main Oxford
Street facade, recessed canted angles 1 bay each, left hand
return to Tottenham Court Road 3 bays, right hand return 2
bays. Ground floor shop altered late C20. Mezzanine 1st floor
with margin glazed, tripartite metal framed windows in plain
rectangular recesses. Main facade with Greek detailing to 6
Corinthian pilasters rising from 1st to 3rd floor to support
an entablature with projecting cornice surmounted by
antefixae. Within this frame, metal framed tripartite windows
with spandrel panels to 2nd and 3rd floors. Outer bays with
narrow, vertically set windows to 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.
Attic storey has short, horizontally set windows above which a
stepped parapet with shaped, architraved, horizontally set
window surmounted by a winged cartouche. Tottenham Court Road
facade similar. Recessed angles with distyle-in-antis fluted
columns, otherwise similar with stepped back parapets. Right
hand return, plain recessed openings on 4 floors, tripartite
to left bay, paired to recessed left bay.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: this store and offices was the flagship of an
organisation founded in 1914 which became the largest men's
clothing organisation in the world, offering quality clothes
at the cheapest possible prices. Burton was also a pioneer in
the field of industrial welfare in an exploitative industry.

Listing NGR: TQ2985781402

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