Messers Barkers' Store

Date:
8 Jun 2006
Location:
Messers Barkers' Store, 63-97 Kensington High Street W8, Kensington, Kensington And Chelsea, Greater London, W8 5SE
Reference:
IOE01/15663/05
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TQ 2579 NE KENSINGTON HIGH STREET W8 31/19 (south side)

16.1.81 Nos 63 to 97 (odd) (Messrs Barkers' Store) GV II

Store. 1937-8. Bernard George. Portland stone, glass and gilded metal. Symmetrical convex facade. Seven storeys, upper 2 set back. Thirteen windows wide, with vertical stone piers running between, from first to fourth floors. Facade divided by 2 stone stair towers, with diagonally placed strip windows running vertically up the centres, and crowned by glass lanterns with folded glazing, flag poles and metal trim. Much relief sculpture, to stair towers, to stone piers by entrance, and to metal mullions and panels between windows. Cantilevered canopy to ground floor and bronze mullions to ground floor windows.

Original decoration to entrance hall and original escalator.

Listing NGR: TQ2568679609

Content

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

Rights

© Mr Adam Watson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Watson, Adam

Rights Holder: Watson, Adam

Keywords

Glass, Metal, Victorian Department Store, Commercial, Shop