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164-182, OXFORD STREET W1

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: 164-182, OXFORD STREET W1

List entry Number: 1066035

Location

164-182, OXFORD STREET W1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 422461

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER OXFORD STREET W1 (south side) 57/20 Nos. 164 to 182 15.6.73. (even) - II Former department store, now offices. 1905-06 by Frank Atkinson with advice from R. Norman Shaw (viz. R.A. Library drawing) for Waring and Gillow's. Red brick and lavish stone dressings, slate roof, in a free Renaissance with riotous application of Hampton Court inspired "Wrenaissance" details well suited to the Empire-wide pretensions of the store. 4 lofty storeys (including ground floor/mezzanine podium) and 2 tiers of dormered attics in steep hipped roof with centre bay of 11 windows raised to 5 storeys under segmental pediment; return elevations with similar detailing run back to plainer rear on Eastcastle Street. Ground floor display windows bronze framed and articulated with mezzanine by stone arcade. Upper floors have elaborately carved stone window surrounds, those on 3rd floor as giant oeil-de-boeuf with foliage enrichment; arcaded top floor. Deeply carved and projecting modillion eaves cornice.

Listing NGR: TQ2922181319

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National Grid Reference: TQ 29227 81321

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