This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TQ 2881 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER NEW CAVENDISH STREET, Wl 44/37 (South side) 5.2.70 Nos. 14 and 16 G.V. II Chambers or flats with shop. 1900, by H Saul and G Harvey.Fine red brick with stone dressings and stone faced ground floor (in granite up to low impost level); slate roof. Restrained Free Style with some Arts and Crafts relief carving and lettering. 5 storeys rising into full width gable.
Tripartite ground floor and 2 widely spaced window bays to upper floors.
The ground floor has doorways to flats flanking shop front, the doors recessed under extended cornice-hoods on console brackets with stylised trees carved in shallow flat relief between pairs of brackets adjoining shop front; the latter has wide and deeply moulded depressed arch. The 3 storeys above have 2 shallow segmental oriels, with mullioned-transomed leaded casement lights, and rise to soffit of bold cornice with grouped brackets. The attic storey has 2 tripartite casements of Venetian composition. The frieze of ground floor cornice is inscribed in stylised lettering "E. Davies and Son" over the shop front, flanked by relief carved tree motif. The frieze between the bowed oriels, under the main cornice, is carved with a peacock framed by foliage. The gable has freely carved large leaf scrolls as applied kneelers and elongated tree "finials" carved in relief rise from the arched lights of the attic windows to steps in the saddlestone. Arts and Crafts rainwater goods on party wall lines.
Listing NGR: TQ2839381577
© Mr Anthony Rau. Source: Historic England Archive
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Brick, Granite, Slate, Stone, Victorian Apartment, Domestic, Dwelling, Shop, Commercial