38 Soho Square

38 Soho Square

September 2009

38 Soho Square

38 Soho Square, London W1D 3HB
19th century

Description of 38 Soho Square

38/38a Soho Square is an important corner terraced house with a handsome early- to mid-19th century shop front and doorway with three bays onto Soho Square and a five bay return to Carlisle Street. The building is four storeys in height with a mansard roof storey and basement.

It is stock brick, of load-bearing masonry construction with a slate roof. The Soho Square doorway has a wooden framework of engaged Corinthian columns and parapet with stone coping. To Carlisle Street there is a projecting bay above a stuccoed Doric columned porch. To the upper floors are recessed 19th century sashes set into flat gauged brick arches with painted surrounds and stone sills.

Plates for tie rods are evident on the Carlisle Street return, and there appears to have been some movement of brickwork at points on the façade. The foundations are thought to be of load-bearing brickwork.

Source: Crossrail Limited, Method Statement for fixing internal monitoring to listed buildings at Tottenham Court Road Station.

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