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Description: Caxton Hall
Date Listed: 15 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 209057
OS Grid Reference: TQ2955379417
OS Grid Coordinates: 529553, 179417
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4989, -0.1350
TQ 2979 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CAXTON STREET, SW1
1878-82 by Lee and Smith, built as town hall. Red brick and pink sandstone, slate
roofs. Ambitious but coarse essay in Francois I style. 2 main stcreys over
basement plus 2 more attic stcreys rising into elaborately shaped pavilion roofs
with iron crestings. 7 bays wide. Central mid C20 entrance porch with canopy.
Windows in panelled pilaster surrounds and canted bay windows in outermost bays,
moulded strings friezes and cornices, all with carved enrichment, well executed but
somewhat mechancial. Formerly used as Registry Office. Included for historical
Listing NGR: TQ2955379417
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Source: English Heritage
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