Nos.43 and 45, New Oxford Street; No.16 West Central Street, London WC1

From the Historic England entry:

“CAMDEN NEW OXFORD STREET (South East side) Nos.43 AND 45


Terrace of shops and offices. 1843-7. Under the direction of James Pennethorne as Architect and Surveyor for Metropolitan Improvements appointed following a House of Commons Select Committee in 1836.

Stuccoed brick with banded quoins and rustication, slate roofs. A group of commercial premises on a canted site treated as two distinct units. The premises survive well above C20 ground-floor shops, the upper floor having sash windows with small-paned glazing bars in moulded architrave surrounds, under heavy cornices and parapets, that to No.45 with balustrade. No.45 has arcaded first floor fenestration, which continues along return to West Central Street on ground floor also.

INTERIORS not inspected.

The group is the most prominent intact survival of Pennethorne’s most important Metropolitan Improvements Commission for the Commons Select Committee.”

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