GREAT WESTERN HOTEL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1227144

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1974

Statutory Address: GREAT WESTERN HOTEL, PRAED STREET W2

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Location

Statutory Address: GREAT WESTERN HOTEL, PRAED STREET W2

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 26666 81229

Summary

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History

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Details

TQ 2681 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PRAED STREET, W2 52/2 (north-west side) 1.2.74 Great Western Hotel. GV II Hotel. 1851-3, opened 1854, altered 1933-6. By P C Hardwick for Great Western Railway. Brick, stuccoed except ground floor and 1st floor of centre bays which are refaced in stone. Welsh slate roof. French Second Empire style. Four storeys, attic to 7-bay centre with breaks forward, further breakforward of 5 bays under pediment. 7-bay ranges to either side with projecting 2-bay square angle towers of 6 storeys. Channelled angle pilasters. Ground and 1st floor of centre refenestrated, otherwise sashes in eared architraves. Pulvinated friezes and pediments to 1st floor windows. 3rd floor sill band. Modillion cornice with drops to central range. Pediment with sculpted figures of Peace, Plenty, Science and Industry by John Thomas. Steep pavilion roof, pedimented dormers above attic, otherwise C20 dormers. Ogee roofs to towers with pierced parapets. The first of the large purpose-built hotels in London. The Railway Heritage of Britain G Biddle and o S Nock, 1983, pp 213-5. Great Western Architecture, A Vaughan, 1977, pp 95-129

Listing NGR: TQ2666681229

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 424765

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Biddle, , Nock, , The Railway Heritage of Britain, (1983), 213-5
Vaughan, A, A Pictorial Record of Great Western Architecture, (1977), 95-129

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