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Wellington Barracks Main Centre Block with East and West Wings, Westminster

Description: Wellington Barracks Main Centre Block with East and West Wings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 208701

OS Grid Reference: TQ2936779537
OS Grid Coordinates: 529367, 179537
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5000, -0.1376

Location: Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1E 6 SW1E 6LB

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1E 6LB

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Listing Text

9.1.70 Wellington Barracks: Main centre
block with east and west wings


Barracks. 1833-59, by Sir Frederick Smith of the Royal Engineers in
consultation with Philip Hardwick; entirely rebuilt behind facades,
1980-83. Stucco, slate roofs. Functional military Grecian. Long central
range with link screens to wings, set back behind parade ground. 3
storeys and dormered attics. Central range 27 windows wide with centre 3
bays slightly advanced; the wings 3 windows wide. Central tetrastyle
Greek Doric portico with flanking prostyle porticoes; similar porticoes to
wings. Recessed glazing bar sashes, with architraves on upper floors.
Rusticated ground floor. Upper floors articulated by giant Doric
pilasters carrying entablature with blocking course, the 3 bay centrepiece
pedimented (with clock) and pediments over the wings. Greek Doric column screens
linkk wings to main range.

Listing NGR: TQ2936779537

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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