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Main Block of the County Hall, Lambeth

Description: Main Block of the County Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 203997

OS Grid Reference: TQ3065979791
OS Grid Coordinates: 530659, 179791
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5020, -0.1189

Location: 1 Belvedere Road, Lambeth, Greater London SE1 7BF

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE1 7BF

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Listing Text

5023 (west side)

Main block of
The County Hall
TQ 3079 2/35 19.10.51


1911-1933 by Ralph Knott. Long symmetrical main west elevation to river. Five
storeys of Portland stone ashlar with a steep mansard roof with dark tiles and
2 tiers of dormers. Rusticated ground floor and end pavilions. Deep concave
central section in segmental curve of 19 bays, windows framed in giant Ionic
order. Attic stage above has round windows alternating with carved escutcheons.
Varying classical window treatments. Dramatic emphasis provided by tall niches,
at salient points, holding heroic size sculptured figures. Other elevations
similar, but eastern (entrance) front simpler. South front has members' entrance
though tall arch to high vaulted passage leading to inner courtyard.

Listing NGR: TQ3065979791

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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