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Description: Whitehall Court
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207621
OS Grid Reference: TQ3028980163
OS Grid Coordinates: 530289, 180163
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5054, -0.1241
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL COURT SW1
5.2.70 Whitehall Court
Mansion block of flats. 1884 by Thomas Archer and A. Green. Portland stone, slate
roofs. Vast elaborated pile with exuberant French Renaissance, Chateaux de la Loire
inspired details. 8 and 9 storeys on basement with a further 1 and 2 storeys of
attics in fantastic, pyramidal pavilion roofscape. 2 main pavilions to Embankment
Gardens - river front; 4 pavilions to Whitehall Court, the main one with flanking
cupolaed bays. 3 iron and glass canopied doorways. 2 and 3-light pilastered or
colonnetted windows; those in main pavilions set back in semicircular arched loggias,
in some cases run through 2 storeys; elaborate shaped and pedimented gabled dormers
with finials rising in tiers against the pavilion roofs which are crowned by
finialed cupolas; Chambord-like forest of ornamental chimney stacks. Enriched
string courses and cornices. Decorative iron work balconies and window guards.
Interior distribution fully serviced from the beginning with lifts; light wells
with stained glass to corridors and landings, mosaic floors, etc. The roofscape
makes a spectacular contribution to the view of Whitehall from St. James's Park.
Listing NGR: TQ3028980163
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Source: English Heritage
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