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Alginate House, Westminster

Description: Alginate House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 210149

OS Grid Reference: TQ3025080777
OS Grid Coordinates: 530250, 180777
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5109, -0.1245

Location: Henrietta Street, Westminster, London WC2E 8 WC2E 9ED

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2E 9ED

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Listing Text

15.1.73 No 22 (Including No 34
Bedford Street) Alginate
Professional chambers and apartments. 1857-58 by Charles Gray. Stucco,
concealed roof. Eclectic Florentine quattrocento palazzo design. 4
storeys and basement. Double fronted 3 windows wide but slightly narrower
return. The ground and 1st floors as one tall podium bound at corners by
massive channelled quoin piers, with central "Romanesque" shafted doorway
under bracketed cornice hood, similar pilaster framed flanking windows with
tympani, the cornice hoods as sills to 1st floor pilastered and cornice
hooded windows. 2nd floor "Romanesque" arched pilastered windows widely
spaced and on 3rd floor arcaded range of 9 windows, some blind, beneath
very prominent bracketed and machicolated eaves cornice. Moulded 2nd
floor sill course and band sill course to top floor. Similar but closer
spaced treatment to return.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3025080777

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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