TQ2980 : Former public house, 3-4 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly

taken 3 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Former public house, 3-4 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly
Former public house, 3-4 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly
Originally built in 1906 to the designs of architect John Hatchard-Smith as "Snow's Chop House" and described in the Survey of London (vols 31-32, part 2 (1963)) as "The triple-gabled street front is an evocation of the 'olde London tavern' type in the terms of 1906. It is of four storeys. The ground floor consists entirely of a small-paned, wood-framed, flat strip of windows and doors under a plain fascia with a modest cornice. The first and second storeys, faced with matt-finished light buff terra-cotta, are together canted back at the sides, before swelling out in two curved two-storey bays containing two mullioned-and-transomed windows on each floor. At third-floor level a balcony with green terra-cotta railings runs in front of the three gables, each of which contains a triple window under a label moulding." As can be seen from this image the appearance, particularly at ground-floor, has been radically altered. More on the work of John Hatchard-Smith at this LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 11 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Building Type (from Tags)
Public House 
Place (from Tags)
London W1 (Piccadilly) 
Architect (from Tags)
John Hatchard-Smith 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2948 8071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6294N 0:8.1349W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2947 8068
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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