Oxford Circus W1 / 249-259 Regent Street W1 / 1 And 2 John Princes Street W1

8 Apr 2006
Oxford Circus W1, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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249-259 Regent Street W1, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
1 And 2 John Princes Street W1, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TQ 2881 SE and 2981 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER REGENT STREET Wl 56/94; 57/1 (west side) 22-11-73 Nos 249 to 259 (odd) (including Nos 1 and 2 John Princes Street) GV II Office and shop block framing south western quadrant of Oxford Circus and the approach. 1912 design by Henry Tanner, completed 1925. Portland stone cladding steel frame, slate roof. Classical style with Beaux Arts details. Symmetrical composition with the other 3 quadrant blocks framing circus. 4 tall storeys and double attics in steep mansards and pavilion roofs. Upper floors, including returns, organised with projecting pavilions flanking quadrant and as terminal features, the fenestration grouped in sequence from south end of block as follows: 3; splayed corner; 1; 3; 9; 3 to quadrant and 3 to Oxford Street.

Ground floor shop fronts articulated by pilasters decorated with wreathed shields crowned by cherub masks. Upper floors have architraved bronzed casements, 2nd floor with alternating open segmental and triangular pediments. Pavilions have giant order of Ionic columns and pilasters, enriched window aprons and bronze balconies to their central windows; central stone dormers carried up from attic with open pediments. The quadrant has giant Ionic columns dividing tripartite bronze pilastered and framed windows. Main entablature below attic with balustraded parapet. Corniced dormers; stone chimney stacks; roof ridges with bronze crestings and triumphal ornaments.

Listing NGR: TQ2900181202


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2148 IOE Records taken by Adam Watson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Adam Watson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Watson, Adam

Rights Holder: Watson, Adam


Slate, Steel, 20th Century Shop, Commercial, Office, Unassigned, Building