Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1357389

Date first listed: 21-Mar-1974

Statutory Address: 3-13, WHITCOMB STREET WC2


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Statutory Address: 3-13, WHITCOMB STREET WC2

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 29850 80502


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TQ 2980 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITCOMB STREET, WC2 71/105 ;82/11 21.3.74 Nos. 3 to 13 (odd) G.V. II Back premises, including gallery, shops and vast vaults. c.1820-23 as part Nash's Suffolk Street development (qv Nos. 6 ½ and 7 Suffolk Street), considerably altered late 1970s Stock brick, concealed slate roof; Extremely sparsely windowed functional rear elevation except for 1970s fenestration to advanced rebuilt part to right, with little indication of storey heights. Approximately 3 storeys but much taller and raised on vaults to left due to sloping site. The unaltered left hand part has a symmetrical treatment 5 bays wide; large central semicircular waggon archway (to vaults) flanked on ground floor by recessed segmental arched sash windows and at 1st floor level by camber arched ones. The tall top storey is blind and has 2 tall semicircular arched panels flanking large central one corresponding with waggon arch below. Stone plat band beneath top storey; parapet with coping. Right hand altered and rebuilt on ground and 1st floor with arcading and segmental arched windows in keeping. The interior of left hand part below gallery has very extensive round arched brick vaulted cellars with central aisle and smaller lateral cellars, all on lofty scale. The gallery, now with access via the new Huntscombe Court, was designed by Nash and Elmes, c.f. Suffolk Street. Survey of London; Vol. XX. John Nash; John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ2985080502


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Legacy System number: 207591

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Books and journals
Summerson, J, The Life and Work of John Nash, (1980)
'Survey of London' in Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 , , Vol. 20, (1979)

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