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Pubs 5 & 6

London, St James's Tavern
London, St James's Tavern

THE ST JAMES'S TAVERN, Denham Street. 1896 by W.M. Brutton, a specialist pub architect. The ornate style, similar to that of the Tottenham, follows on from the new architecture of Shaftesbury Avenue just to the south, built up about ten years before. The thin corner turret is a typical feature.

Tile pictures were common ornaments to late Victorian pubs, though few survive. At the St James's Tavern the makers were Doulton's of Lambeth.

RenaissanceGlossary Term [1]. The style married well with the older, GeorgianGlossary Term [2] tradition of proportions, which could easily be dressed up with stuccoGlossary Term [3] ornament in the new style. This seems to have been what happened here, in 1866.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009