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3, Whitehall Sw1, Westminster

Description: 3, Whitehall Sw1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 207603

OS Grid Reference: TQ3007380347
OS Grid Coordinates: 530073, 180347
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5071, -0.1272

Location: A3212, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2DD

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1A 2DD

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Listing Text

(east side)
83/42 No 3.
Offices and shop. c.1890-1900 (possibly with 1910-20 alteration of window bays).
Portland stone and polished granite on what may be early steel frame; slate roof.
Ornate, vaguely French Renaissance, tripartite, superimposed order composition of
narrow frontage. 4 storeys, attic storey and dormered pavilion roof. 3 windows
wide. Ground floor has modern shop front but retains tripartite articulation of
Doric columns carrying entablature. The window bays are run through vertically
from 1st to 3rd floors, with bronzed casements and metal apron panels (may be
original or alteration of 1910-20); the openings are finished off above 3rd floor
pilaster jambs with blind archivolt arches carved with shell fans, the centre one
with keystone. Three-quarter giant Ionic columns articulate 1st and 2nd floors
with dosserets over capitals carrying the 3rd floor Corinthian order. Deep,
enriched crowning entablature with balustraded parapet and ornate Baroque vases,
in front of attic storey with secondary cornice surmounted by central pedimented
elaborated stone dormer.

Listing NGR: TQ3007380347

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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