Description: 12, Floral Street Wc2
Date Listed: 15 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 209732
OS Grid Reference: TQ3025380938
OS Grid Coordinates: 530253, 180938
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5124, -0.1244
TQ 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER FLORAL STREET, WC2.
15.1.73 No. 12
Former parish schools. First built 1838 by E.H. Browne, altered and
largely refronted by C.G. Searle in 1860. Stucco, slate roof. Italianate
style probably recommended by Charles Parker the Bedford Estate Surveyor.
Lofty 3 storey front set back with to right a 4 storey entrance/staircase
tower projecting to building line. 4 windows wide. Entrance at foot of
tower with archivolt keyed arch, panelled door and blind lunette with 1860
date tablet. Recessed front has tall closely set architraved and archivolt
arched and keyed windows to each floor with radial glazing to heads; ground
floor window partly altered to door. Panelled applied pedestal to 1st
floor windows, bracketed sill course to 2nd floor, crowning cornice
returned over tower. The latter is treated as a belvedere-campanile with
rusticated quoins with bracketed eaves cornice to pyramidal lead covered
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Listing NGR: TQ3026580921
Source: English Heritage
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