The Pitt Estate in Dean Street: No. 72-74 (consec.) Dean Street, Royalty House

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Survey of London: Volumes 33 and 34, St Anne Soho. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1966.

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No. 72–74 (consec.) Dean Street: Royalty House

This block of offices (Plate 139b) was erected in 1954–5 to a design by T., P. H. and E. Braddock and completed in 1959. (fn. 1) It has a wellmannered front of simple Georgian character, four storeys high and nine windows wide, built of fawn-coloured facing bricks sparingly dressed with stone, used for the Doric open-pedimented porch to the central entrance, for the ground-floor window keystones and first-floor bandcourse, and for the parapet coping. Carved figures in the tympanum of the doorway, and masks at the ends of the first-floor bandcourse serve to recall the theatrical associations of the site. The original domestic character of the street has been skilfully maintained by the scale of the plain window-openings, and by the vertical division of the front into three equal parts by handsome hopper-heads and rainwater-pipes of cast lead.


  • 1. G.L.C., Dept. of Architecture and Civic Design, Theatre Section, case 444; B.A.27827.