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Government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food Government Offices, Ministry of Agri, Westminster

Description: Government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food Government Offices, Ministry of Agri

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207608

OS Grid Reference: TQ3014680229
OS Grid Coordinates: 530146, 180229
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5060, -0.1262

Location: 10 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2BA

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

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Listing Text

83/63 (East side)
5.2.70 No 55. Government Offices,
Ministry of Agriculture
Fisheries and Food (including
Nos 3 to 8 Whitehall Place)
Government offices. 1909 by J. W. Murray, the rear extension 1951-52 by Ministry
of Works architect C. E. Mee. Portland stone, slate and terrace roofs. Murray's
building a more restrained continuation of Brydon and Young's government office
Baroque; Mee's extension a well proportioned and subtly detailed stripped
classical exercise. Murray's building of 5 storeys composed as ground floor and
mezzanine on basement, 2 main storeys and attic storey . 5 windows wide to front
and both returns. The podium, with channelled rustication, has central projecting
portal with large broken segmental pediment. Recessed glazing bar sashes,
corniced or pedimented on,main storeys where the central 3 are set behind Ionic
colonnade in antis; outer bays have 1st floor windows and lunettes above set in
large through storey niches with enriched keystones. 3 enriched oculi to attic
between blind, channelled panels. Entablature beneath 2nd floor with balustrades
in front of windows; main entablature over 3rd floor and secondary cornice to
attic crowned by balustraded parapet. Similar but simplified fenestration to
returns. Mee's extension of 5 storeys and set back attic storey with slightly
advanced wings in a compactly massed stepped composition; central entrance with
large coat of arms, flanked by allegories sculpted by James Woodford; 1st floor
recession of wall plane creates pilaster effect.

Listing NGR: TQ3014680229

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Source: English Heritage

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