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17-19, Bedford Street Wc2, Westminster

Description: 17-19, Bedford Street Wc2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 208622

OS Grid Reference: TQ3022880758
OS Grid Coordinates: 530228, 180758
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5108, -0.1248

Location: Bedford Court, Westminster, London WC2E 9 WC2E 9HP

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2E 9HP

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Listing Text

15.1.73 Nos. 17 to 19
(consec. )


Former district post office. 1883-84 by E.G. Rivers or possibly
James Williams. Portland stone, slate roof. Knowledgeable and dignified
Roman High Renaissance design. 3 tall storeys and dormered mansard.
6 windows wide. Ground floor has entrance to right balanced by covered way
entrance to left, all framed by Doric pilasters carrying entablature, the
windows and door architraves being coved and enriched with horizontal
fluting. Architraved sash windows to upper floors, those on "piano nobile"
with console bracketed pediments and blind balustraded aprons. 1st floor
frieze has plaques monogrammed "V.R.". Sill course to 2nd floor enriched
with guilloche band. Main entablature with dentil cornice and balustraded

Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3021780750

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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