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IoE Number: 422463
Location: 105-109 OXFORD STREET W1 (south side)
Photographer: Mr Anthony Rau
Date Photographed: 04 December 2005
Date listed: 01 May 1986
Date of last amendment: 01 May 1986
Grade II

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TQ 2981 SECITY OF WESTMINSTEROXFORD STREET W1(south side)58/3Nos. 105 to 109 (odd)(including Nos.16 to1.5.8618 Hollen Street)

TQ 2981 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER OXFORD STREET W1 (south side) 58/3 Nos. 105 to 109 (odd) (including Nos.16 to 1.5.86 18 Hollen Street) II Built as a shop, factory and offices, now shop and offices. 1887-88 by Christopher and White for the hatter Henry Heath. Oxford Street front faced inbeige terracotta, slate roof. A free Franco-Flemish Renaissance style. 5 storeys and attic. Slight asymmetry with 4 window wide wings flanking a 2 window wide centrepiece. Mid C20 shop front across ground floor, its fascia concealing a bas relief frieze representing the hat-making process, modelled by Benjamin Creswick (a Ruskin protege). Upper floors have mullioned- transomed casement windows in tiers, those in left wing grouped in 2 equal bays by plaster strips, those in right wing similarly articulated but as 3 bays with 2 window centre. The centrepiece has sharply bowed 2nd floor oriels and those above are paired in arches, their lunettes decorated with portrait medallions of George IV and Queen Victoria; above the 3 narrow arched 4th floor windows of centrepiece rises a scroll sided gable crowned by an incurved pediment. The top tier windows of wings have arched heads and there is a dormered gable over the right hand wing. The gables have decorated finials in the form of beavers modelled by Creswick. Rear elevation to Hollen street has a sober, well proportioned, industrial facade of stock brick with red brick dressings. 4 storeys, 6 windows wide. Central steel lintel led entrance. Segmental arched industrial iron framed and glazing barred windows. Top 2 floors articulated as 3 pairs of bays by red pilasters. Stone eaves cornice. 2 stone bands between storeys inscribed "Henry Heath, Oxford Street" and "Eat Factory".

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