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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: GREAT PORTLAND STREET UNDERGROUND STATION

List entry Number: 1213650

Location

GREAT PORTLAND STREET UNDERGROUND STATION, GREAT PORTLAND STREET W1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 19-Jan-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209897

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2882 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREAT PORTLAND STREET, 36/14 Wl Great Portland Street 19.1.87 Underground Station - II Underground station with shops. c.1912 Metropolitan Line station. Cream faience tile faced with slate mansard roof. Elliptical plan with entrances in slightly advanced pavilions at cardinal points and perimeter shops surrounding booking hall-concourse. Free Classical style. 2 storeys. East and west pavilions, with rusticated quoins, have central, semicircular arched, keystoned entrances flanked by square headed keystoned openings; 1st floor with 2 architraved windows alternating with 3 architraved panels. North pavilion 4 windows wide with central semicircular arched entrance in rusticated surround flanked by semicircular arched opening and blind recess each side. South pavilion single storeyed finishing at 1st floor cornice continuous around building. In between pavilions are shops and windows on ground floor and alternating casemented windows and panels on 1st floor, as on east and west pavilions; in north-east and north-west quadrants shops are separated by engaged Doric columns. Crowning cornice and blocking course. Concourse top lit with square Doric piers, stone faced with marble plinths, encircling c.1930 booking office under altered lantern; pilasters to outer perimeter flanking shop fronts. Original banded tilework to south wall and stairs down to platforms; 1930s tiled geometric paving to concourse floor.

Listing NGR: TQ2886282171

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28862 82171

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