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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: HEAL AND SON LIMITED INCLUDING HABITAT

List entry Number: 1379023

Location

18-26, TORRINGTON PLACE
HEAL AND SON LIMITED INCLUDING HABITAT, 191-199, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478388

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2981NE TORRINGTON PLACE 798-1/99/1640 Nos.18-26 14/05/74

GV II*

See under: Nos.191-199 Heal and Son Ltd incl. Habitat TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD.

CAMDEN

TQ2981NE TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD 798-1/99/1640 (East side) 14/05/74 Nos.191-199 (Consecutive) Heal and Son Ltd incl. Habitat (Formerly Listed as: TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD Nos.193-199 (Consecutive) Heal & Son Ltd)

GV II*

Includes: Nos.18-26 TORRINGTON PLACE. Department store and warehouse. Original central section of frontage 5-window bays 1914-17 by Cecil C Brewer and A Dunbar Smith; southern extension of 5 bays with identical style of elevation 1936-8 by Edward Maufe; northern extension of 7 bays in a complementary idiom of 1961-2 by Fitzroy Robinson and Partners. Portland stone facing on a steel frame throughout. Pantiled mansard roof with dormers. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, attic and basement. Central and southern section in stripped Classical style have free-standing octagonal columns with bronze bases and caps to ground floor carrying plain entablature. Plate glass display windows are set back behind an arcade. On upper storeys, piers rise above columns to abbreviated capitals and deep entablature having enriched cornice and incised Roman lettering with the dates MDCCCX, MCMXVI and MCMXXXVII and the name "Heal and Son" (twice). The voids between the piers in alternating rhythm of single and triple lights divided by stone pilasters and filled with close-paned steel windows for 2 storeys, and continuous steel windows recessed on the 3rd storey. The spandrels between 1st and 2nd floors carry cast metal panels in low relief with colour designed by Joseph Armitage and depicting various wares and implements, eg. textiles, sheep shears, a bed, teazle, pottery wheel and vase. The northern extension has a similar rhythm of bays and identical storey heights with the entablatures ranging through. Entrance in right hand bay with projecting hood bearing the royal coat of arms. Square piers to the ground floor, the set back display windows on the front and return to Torrington Place having curving non-reflective glass. Attic recessed with flat roof and projecting frame for window-cleaning cradle. The windows between piers of larger steel sections, the spandrels between 1st and 2nd floors here filled with ceramic blue and cream relief panels designed by John Farleigh and made by Kenneth Clark and depicting wares



interspersed with large letters "H" for Heals. INTERIOR: notable chiefly for the circular wooden staircase within a well at the rear of the store, built as part of the Smith and Brewer work in 1914-17. Both Heals and Habitat are entered through the 1960s building at ground-floor level and their plans are confusing on the other floors; they have no division corresponding to the periods of the building but over-and-undersail each over.



Listing NGR: TQ2953181906

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National Grid Reference: TQ 29531 81906

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