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THE WHARRIE CABMANS SHELTER

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: THE WHARRIE CABMANS SHELTER

List entry Number: 1067834

Location

THE WHARRIE CABMANS SHELTER, ROSSLYN HILL

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Oct-2002

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 489820

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Details

798-1/0/10194 ROSSLYN HILL 24-OCT-02 The Wharrie Cabman's Shelter

GV II

The Wharrie Cabman's Shelter

Cabman's shelter. 1935 by Elisabeth Scott of Scott, Chesterton and Shepherd. Elm boarding on cedar frame, standing on concrete legs. Metal windows. Single storey kiosk on Coffee-stall with shelter to right. Deep eaves with decorative panels underneath. Mosaic panel designed by John Cooper set into floor in front of counter dated April 1935 and inscribed THE WHARRIE SHELTER, depicting taxi-related objects in a Cubist-influenced composition. HISTORY: this kiosk was donated by Mary Wharrie, daughter of Sir Henry Harben, first Mayor of Hampstead. It replaced an earlier structure on this prominent site, which had been given to the Borough of Hampstead by the Harbens. It is a very unusual structure, designed in a Modern Movement vein, with a mosaic of high quality. The paintwork to doors and window frames was originally painted in red and yellow. Scott (1898-1972) had gained her reputation through winning the 1928 competition for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. SOURCES: The Architect and Building news, 17th May 1935, 170 & 190-91; Hampstead & Highgate Express, 22 November 1996.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'The Architect and Building News' in 17 May, (1935), 170 190-1
'Hampstead and Highgate Express' in 22 November 1996, ()

National Grid Reference: TQ 27093 85366

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