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17, Exeter Street Wc2, Westminster

Description: 17, Exeter Street Wc2

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209708

OS Grid Reference: TQ3057580905
OS Grid Coordinates: 530575, 180905
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5120, -0.1197

Location: Exeter Street, Westminster, London WC2B 4 WC2E 7DX

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2E 7DX

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Listing Text

14.1.70 No 17
Offices, formerly a club. 1863-64 by Charles Octavius Parnell, built as the
Victoria Sporting Club. Stucco with slate roof. Lush Italianate-Baroque corner
treatment with plainer rather coarsely detailed flanks. 3 main storeys raised
on basement and with attic storey. 8 windows wide to Exeter Street, bowed
projecting corner and 3 window return to Wellington Street. Corner entrance
with flight of steps leading up to deeply recessed doorway, the opening
semicircular arched with coupled rusticated columns flanking and the adjoining
bays of each front treated as part of the composition with oculi in tympana of
archivolts over windows flanked by coupled rusticated pilasters. 1st floor
elaborated in similar fashion with Venetian window. Flanks have channelled
arcaded ground floor windows; the upper floors with architraved and keystoned
sashes. Sill band to 1st floor; cornice over 1st floor and pseudo-parapet as
sill course to 2nd floor; main entablature with modillion cornice broken
forward over corner feature; cornice and blocking course to attic storey.
Prominent corner site.
Survey of London; Vol XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3054280879

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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