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Description: Albion House
Date Listed: 28 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 214347
OS Grid Reference: SJ3411990211
OS Grid Coordinates: 334119, 390211
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4046, -2.9924
SJ 39 SW JAMES STREET
3/670 No. 30
as No. 30 White
28.6.52 Star Building)
Office building. 1896-8. Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle
for the White Star Shipping Line. A symmetrical design. 6
storeys of varying heights and attics, 5 bays to James
Street and 3 bays to The Strand. Basement and ground floor
of ashlar with rusticated dressings, the upper storeys brick
banded with stone. Round-arched, concave entrance with
keystone and rusticated columns, broken pediment with window
and iron balcony in tympanum. Windows below the brickwork
are sashed with glazing bars, those above are mostly
casements. 2nd floor windows have iron balconies and
moulded architraves with triple keystones and cornices. 2
floors above with paired windows. Angle turret, and 2
turrets and gable on Strand facade. Corner turrets with
cupola and finials to The Strand flanking large triangular
gable (rebuilt after war damage). Large banded stacks.
Recessed porch behind cast iron gates continues the
rustication and has coffered ceiling.
A dramatic and influential essay in Shaw's polychromatic
Listing NGR: SJ3411990211
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Source: English Heritage
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