Great Portland Street
LBS Number: 209897
Date Listed: 19/01/1987
Local Authority: City of Westminster
Great Portland Street Station, City of Westminster
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.
Archive Photo, 1930
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.
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