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1 and 1b, Bridge Street Sw1, Westminster

Description: 1 and 1b, Bridge Street Sw1

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 208795

OS Grid Reference: TQ3026979698
OS Grid Coordinates: 530269, 179698
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5012, -0.1246

Location: A302, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2JR

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

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Listing Text

14.10.83 Nos 1 and 1B


Former club, now offices. 1874 by John Wichcord, built as the St Stephen's
Club, with partial heightening in the 1890s. Portland stone with later work
rendered, slate roofs. French Renaissance "Francois Ier" style. Prominently
sited corner building with front to Victoria Embankment. 3 main storeys with
attic storey and stone dormer in steep pavilion roof. 2 windows wide to Bridge
Street, 5-window corner splay with centre break of 3 windows and 7-window
Victoria Embankment front with tripartite grouping of central windows. Ground
floor to Bridge Street altered with mid C20 shop fronts. Main entrance with
deep, recessed arched porch to centrepiece of Embankment front, the centrepiece
dressed through 3 storeys with granite columns. Cross mullion-transom windows.
Stone balconies continuous to 1st and 2nd floors, main cornice over 2nd floor
and secondary attic cornice. Elaborated dormer over splayed corner. Prominent
chimney stacks. Parapeted area. Interior has grand entrance hall with
spectacular curved staircase lit by stained glass windows; main former club
rooms (partitioned) grandly treated with columns, enriched cornices and
ceilings etc; plain secondary areas. Part of the setting for Big Ben viewed
from Westminster Bridge.

Listing NGR: TQ3026979698

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Source: English Heritage

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