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Description: Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Date Listed: 1 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 209883
OS Grid Reference: TQ3002879659
OS Grid Coordinates: 530028, 179659
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5009, -0.1281
TQ 30879 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER GREAT GEORGE STREET, SW1
Royal Institution of
Institution headquarters. 1896-98 by Alfred Waterhouse with additions by his
son Paul. Warm red brick with plenty of stone dressings, slate roofs.
Waterhouse's personal version of Jacobean mixed with Flemish Renaissance and
Gothic verticality. 3 tall storeys, basement and attic, the rear hall range to
Little George Street and Parliament Square of 2 tall storeys and attic.
Symmetrical 5-window wide entrance front. Central granite columned segmental
corniced porch. Ground floor windows mullioned and transomed and framed by
panelled pilasters; very tall 1st floor mullioned windows with 2 transoms,
triple light 2nd floor windows with strapwork panelled aprons. 1st floor
stone balcony; prominent crowning cornice surmounted over centre by elaborated,
pilastered "Venetian" dormer. The east gable end enriched with stone bandings
and crowned by ornate chimney stack. The hall range is linked by 2 bays of
cross mullioned windows with gable attics and a recessed bay with lofty
mullioned-transomed stairlights, the hall with 3 tall semicircular arched
windows; quadrant south east corner.
Listing NGR: TQ3002879659
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Source: English Heritage
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