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1, Tottenham Court Road

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5168 / 51°31'0"N

Longitude: -0.1309 / 0°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 529786

OS Northings: 181419

OS Grid: TQ297814

Mapcode National: GBR GB.SF

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.P45K

Plus Code: 9C3XGV89+PJ

Entry Name: 1, Tottenham Court Road

Listing Date: 27 October 2009

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1393506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 504787

ID on this website: 101393506

Location: St Giles, 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: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description



1900/1/10411 TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
27-OCT-09 (West side)
1

II
Shop with offices above. Built c1893 to the design of Wigg, Oliver and Hudson.

MATERIALS: Faced in red rubbed brick with red sandstone dressings. Rear in stock brick.

PLAN: Comprised a pair of ground floor shops, now a single shop unit, with separate entrance to right; 2 rooms to front and single room to rear; rear stair plus 3-storey rear extension.

EXTERIOR: Eclectic Flemish Renaissance style. 4 storeys and gabled attic. Symmetrical fa├žade of 2 bays. First, second and third storey windows are set within bold round-headed keyed arches with foliated capitals. First and second-floor windows are recessed, three-window canted bays with colonnettes to angles and a moulded cornice; the colonnettes are twisted where they continue between the floors. Casement windows with 3-light transoms. Recessed balconies to third floor have wrought-iron balustrades. Tripartite stone-mullioned window behind with segmental bracketed pediment to taller central light. Heavy moulded cornice breaks forward at centre to form bulbous corbel to oriel in gable above. Elaborate shaped gable terminating in scrolls flanked by finials; canted oriel with three round-headed windows flanked by a single window, fluted pilasters; moulded cornice and parapet coping; instead of pediment there is a cast-iron cupola with a brass dome.

Shop front has original corbels decorated with masks and foliage but is otherwise modern and not of special interest. To right-hand side is a decorative iron bracket for a hanging sign.

INTERIOR: Interior modernised and of limited interest, but retains original stair with turned balusters.

HISTORY: In the late C19 the corner of Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road comprised a cluster of buildings including a pub called the Flying Horse, bisected by a narrow lane called Boziers Court. The site was redeveloped in 1892-3 in association with the widening of the Tottenham Court Road. No. 1 Tottenham Court Road was built c1893 to the design of Wigg, Oliver and Hudson of Bedford Row. The ground floor originally had a pair of shops with bow windows; in 1904 the left-hand unit was Malzy's Fish Restaurant and the right-hand Beedle and Co Tobacconists.

REASON FOR DESIGNATION: No. 1 Tottenham Court Road is listed for the following principal reasons:

* of special architectural interest as a striking and distinctive example of late C19 commercial architecture, and particularly of the type of small-scale retail/office buildings that appeared in London's West End at the turn of the C19/C20;
* it is of strong townscape interest and groups well with the diverse listed buildings in the vicinity.

Reasons for Listing


No. 1 Tottenham Court Road has been designated for the following principal reasons:
* of special architectural interest as a striking and distinctive example of late C19 commercial architecture, and particularly of the type of small-scale retail/office buildings that appeared in London's West End at the turn of the C19/C20;
* it is of strong townscape interest and groups well with the diverse listed buildings in the vicinity.

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