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Great Portland Street Station

Hob Uid: 1310919
Location :
Greater London Authority
City Of Westminster
Grid Ref : TQ2886082160
Summary : Great Portland Street station opened as Portland Road on 10th January 1863 as an intermediate station on the Metropolitan Railway's line from Bishop's Road, Paddington to Farringdon Street. The initial station was a single-storey structure faced with white Suffolk brick and cement rendering to simulate rusticated stonework. Sir John Fowler was the engineer-in-chief for the Metropolitan, and Thomas Marr Johnson the resident engineer, but it has been suggested that the original Metropolitan surface buildings were designed by the architect John Hargrave Stevens. The station was renamed Great Portland Street in March 1917. It was further renamed Great Portland Street and Regent's Park in 1923 and subsequently reverted back to Great Portland Street ten years later. The present station building, designed by Charles Clark, is of 1930 date and is constructed from cream faience tile with a slate mansard roof. It has an elliptical plan with entrances in slightly advanced pavilions at cardinal points and perimeter shops surrounding the booking hall concourse.
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Source Number : 1
Source : Underground Architecture
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Page(s) : 10, 11, 60, 61, 63
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Source Number : 2
Source : The London Underground: A Diagrammatic History
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Opened 1863
Monument End Date : 1863
Monument Start Date : 1863
Monument Type : Underground Railway Station
Evidence : Subterranean Feature, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Rebuilt 1930
Monument End Date : 1930
Monument Start Date : 1930
Monument Type : Underground Railway Station
Evidence : Extant Building, Subterranean Feature

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 209897
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TQ 28 SE 435
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1310427
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1310478
Relationship type : General association

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