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Description: Royal Horticultural Society Old Hall
Date Listed: 14 September 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207434
OS Grid Reference: TQ2958478933
OS Grid Coordinates: 529584, 178933
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4945, -0.1347
TQ 2978 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VINCENT SQUARE, SW1
14.9.70 Royal Horticultural Society
Exhibition Hall and offices. 1904 by E.J. Stebbs. Forebuilding of warm
red brick with plenty of stone dressings and banding, slate roof; steel
trussed glazed hall behind. Free Style mixing Norman Shaw and Arts and
Crafts features with Renaissance details. 3 storeys on basement with
terrace in front of area, dormered mansard and 2 storey attic over
centrepiece. 3-window centrepiece and flanking 3-window ranges. Large
ashlar engaged Doric columned porch projecting to pavement over steps,set
in terrace; large double panelled doors and large side doors flanking
porch. Large wood mullioned and transomed, pilastered and cornice hooded,
slightly-parabolic arched ground floor windows. Upper floors of flanking
ranges have 2-light windows,those on 1st floor framed by pilasters with
cornices flanked by consoles. Centrepiece has shallow, ashlar,
through-storey tripartite bow. Large bracketed eaves cornice and
secondary cornices to centrepiece attics. The main cornice is returned
across shaped gable ends crowned by chimney stacks with much banding. The
hall behind has brick rear wall and brick ground floor to east gable end
with upper part having exposed steel lattice framed glazing flanked by
corbelled banded turrets. Inside the hall has a gallery on Doric columns
and a glazed tunnel vault roof on lattice girder trusses. N.B. for Royal
Horticultural Society New Hall see Greycoat Street.
Listing NGR: TQ2958078925
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Source: English Heritage
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