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11, 12, 14, 16 17, Waterloo Place Sw1 (See Details for Further Address Information), Westminster

Description: 11, 12, 14, 16 17, Waterloo Place Sw1 (See Details for Further Address Information)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 May 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 207505

OS Grid Reference: TQ2965280374
OS Grid Coordinates: 529652, 180374
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5074, -0.1332

Location: A4, Westminster, London SW1Y 4 SW1Y 4JU

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1Y 4JU

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Listing Text

30.5.72 Nos 11, 12, 14, 16 and
17 (including Nos 9 to
12 (consec) Pall Mall and
No 29 Charles II
Large symmetrical block of offices and banks. 1901 - mid 20s, probably by
Arthur E. Thompson, but No 16 for example completed by Durward Brown, 1925, as
part of the unified design. Portland stone, slate roofs. Palatial scaled
pavilion composition in an Edwardian Baroque interpretation of a Palladian
style, following in plan Nash's scheme for the north western half of Waterloo
Place on his Via Triumphalis, which this block replaces and balancing the
similar block of Nos 7 to 9 q. v. opposite. 3 main storeys, attic storeys and
mansards, with basements. Nos 11 and 12 form a terminal pavilion at the
approach to Regent Street rising above the level of the rest of the
composition, the detailing not continuous with the rest but similar. The main
west elevation is 9 bays wide arranged 2:5:2 with the central 5 bays advanced.
Channelled rustication to ground floor podium with the outermost bays of the
advanced centre containing elaborate porches each with an advanced architrave
flanked by Doric piers with draped ram's heads supporting a stepped
entablature. Above is an odil-de-boeuf decorated with an arched cornice, a
garland, reversed volutes and clusters of fruit. Recessed, semicircular arched
windows with dropped keystones in ground floor podium above which the advanced
bays have a giant Corinthian order framing the 1st floor Ionic aediculed
windows (with blind balustraded aprons and pulvinated friezes) and the 2nd
floor windows beneath the main entablature; the attic storey above is
articulated by piers with lion-heads, pendants and swags and is crowned by a
pediment, the tympanum with a cartouche framed in palm branches. The wings are
similar but with giant order implied. Nos 14, 16 and 17 and the Waterloo Place
elevation of No 9 Pall Mall are set back with the widening of Waterloo Place
proper, 13 bays wide, arranged 4:5:4, with the centre advanced. Central porch
with Ionic columns, dosserets and open pediment with elaborate trophy and 2
further porches in outer bays of 5 bay centre break with coupled Ionic columns
with blocked shafts and entablature cut back on centre-to accommodate stepped
keystone, crowned by a broken pediment framing a lunette. Similar fenestration
to Nos 11-12 with giant engaged Corinthian order to 1st and 2nd floors and, in
addition, on the advanced centre bays, a giant Composite order articulating a
2-storey attic. Balustraded parapets. Chimney stacks with sunken panels and
cornice capping. Stone balustraded areas. Nos 9 to 12 Pall Mall (the first
phase of the rebuilding), 8 bay elevation arranged 3:3:2, have the same
features with 2-storey Composite attic order over the centre break; No 11 has
similar porch to the ones in outer bays of centre break to Waterloo Place and
secondary entrance in place of window in 3rd bay from west. The ground floor
keystones on the front have grotesques. The upper tier of windows in 2 storey
attice treated as enriched oeil-de-boeuf. Charles II Street front designed
in a lower key, the orders expressed as pilasters and then only in the
symmetrical entrance bays; No 29 balances No 28 q. v. framing entrance to
Waterloo Place.

Listing NGR: TQ2862080346

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Source: English Heritage

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