Harley Street is a large conservation area located between Oxford Street and Marylebone Road.
Development in this area began in 1717 with the laying out of Cavendish Square and the building of the estate Chapel, St Peter's Vere Street by James Gibbs, as part of the Cavendish-Harley Estate.
Today, the conservation area retains its eighteenth century Georgian core, with terraces of townhouses of a similar scale, occupying consistent, narrow plot widths. The majority of these are Georgian, but these are interspersed with a range of later infills, most notably some flamboyantly detailed buildings and mansion flats from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
There is a wider variation in age and type of townscape on the eastern and western fringes. Marylebone High Street to the west is a busy shopping centre, with largely Edwardian and late Victorian flats and mansions blocks above shops. To the south of the conservation area and on Portland Place are a number of large scale buildings from the twentieth century, most notably the BBC.
Harley Street was first designated in 1968, and was extended in 1981, 1990 and 2007.
|Publications and Documents:|
|Harley Street Conservation Area Map|
|Harley Street Mini Guide|
|Harley Street Conservation Area Audit SPD|
|Harley Street SPD Documents|
|Harley Street CAA Statement of Adoption|
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