Portman Mansions -- Marylebone Road, Westminster, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 51° 31.331 W 000° 09.366
30U E 697288 N 5711730
Quick Description: Creepy gargoyles on poles tower over the roofline of the late-Victorian Neo-Gothic Portman Mansions along the Marylebone Road
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/3/2016 4:30:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMT0JC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 2

Long Description:
Chimeras of fierce toothy winged lions snarl from boundary railing posts that loom over the roofline of the late-Victorian Neo-Gothic Revival-style Portman mansions, a large block of residences built between 1890-1900.

Blasters LOVED these guys, and once we got home we discovered that that are protected from demotion as part of the Portman Estate Conservation Area. To see the whole 86-page description of all the buildings in the area, see here: (visit link) We will simply quite this relevant part:

"3.28 Chiltern Street, designed as a service street between Baker Street and Manchester Street, was much rebuilt in the later nineteenth century. Situated at the northern end of the street are the Portman Mansions, a series of residential blocks built between 1890-1900. These redbrick mansions have Gothic windows and stepped gables. The iron balconies and boundary railings are particularly distinctive."
Water spout is used: no

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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