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Description: Admiralty House
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207594
OS Grid Reference: TQ3006680172
OS Grid Coordinates: 530066, 180172
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5055, -0.1273
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL SW1
83/65 (West side )
5.2.70 Admiralty House
First Lord of the Admiralty's residence. 1786-88 by S. P. Cockerell. Stock
brick with Portland stone dressings, slate roof. Well-proportioned, restrained
neo-classical front to Whitehall, plain rear to Horse Guards Parade; fine
interiors. Built as enlarged residenceforthe First Lord the house has no main
entrance but is entered from south wing of Admiralty. 3 storeys, basement and
dormered hipped roof. Whitehall front 3 windows widely spaced with recessed
centre. Ground floor screened by Portland stone forecourt/terrace wall with 2
plain doorways each end, finished off with band cornice and blocking course topped
by cast iron balustrade. The 1st floor recessed glazing bar sashes are set in
semicircular arched panels, the central window of Venetian design. Pseudo-
parapet applied to 1st floor with blind balustrade panels below windows. Stone
cornice and blocking course. Horse Guards Parade front 5 windows wide; plain recessed
glazing bar sashes; first floor sill cornice, crowning cornice and blocking course.
Fine interior with segmental vaulted, Roman Doric pilastered hall and a screen of
same columns towards staircase (cast iron "rostral column" stove in niche); stone
staircase with elegant wrought iron balustrade rising in single and divided arms
with balconied main landings, lit by oval glazed dome; principal rooms on ground
floor with reset chimney pieces in the Kent style of c.1721, etc.
Survey of London; vol XVI
History of the King's Works; vol VI
Listing NGR: TQ3006680172
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Source: English Heritage
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