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Description: 17-19, Cockspur Street Sw1
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209301
OS Grid Reference: TQ2983980387
OS Grid Coordinates: 529839, 180387
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5075, -0.1305
TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER COCKSPUR STREET, SW1
9.1.70 Nos. 17 to 19 (consec)
Headquarters offices. 1907 by Sir Aston Webb. Portland stone on steel
frame, slate roof. Lofty, restrained "Roman Mannerist" desiqn. 6 storeys
and dormered mansard. 6 windows wide. Ground floor has 1970s shop front
with facing carried up to 1st floor sills. 1st floor channelled with plain
square headed windows; 2nd floor with architraved windows grouped in pairs
with alternating segmental and triangular pediments; architraved windows to
upper floors, the attic windows set in concave splays between piers.
Dentil cornice below attic storey, and heavy crowning modillion cornice.
Dormers with alternating pediments. Second and 5th floors have stone
balconettes. Sculpted and coloured heraldic panels at 3rd and 4th floor
levels and cartouche plaques flanking central pair of 2nd floor windows
with similar plaque dead centre above them. Interior of ground floor has a
wide painted frieze by Sir Frank Brangwyn.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
Listing NGR: TQ2983980387
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