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Government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food West Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.506 / 51°30'21"N

Longitude: -0.1262 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 530146

OS Northings: 180229

OS Grid: TQ301802

Mapcode National: GBR HG.V9

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RDNV

Entry Name: Government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food West Block

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066106

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207608

Location: Westminster, London, SW1A

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL SW1
83/63 (East side)
5.2.70 No 55. Government Offices,
Ministry of Agriculture
Fisheries and Food (including
Nos 3 to 8 Whitehall Place)
GV II*
Government offices. 1909 by J. W. Murray, the rear extension 1951-52 by Ministry
of Works architect C. E. Mee. Portland stone, slate and terrace roofs. Murray's
building a more restrained continuation of Brydon and Young's government office
Baroque; Mee's extension a well proportioned and subtly detailed stripped
classical exercise. Murray's building of 5 storeys composed as ground floor and
mezzanine on basement, 2 main storeys and attic storey . 5 windows wide to front
and both returns. The podium, with channelled rustication, has central projecting
portal with large broken segmental pediment. Recessed glazing bar sashes,
corniced or pedimented on,main storeys where the central 3 are set behind Ionic
colonnade in antis; outer bays have 1st floor windows and lunettes above set in
large through storey niches with enriched keystones. 3 enriched oculi to attic
between blind, channelled panels. Entablature beneath 2nd floor with balustrades
in front of windows; main entablature over 3rd floor and secondary cornice to
attic crowned by balustraded parapet. Similar but simplified fenestration to
returns. Mee's extension of 5 storeys and set back attic storey with slightly
advanced wings in a compactly massed stepped composition; central entrance with
large coat of arms, flanked by allegories sculpted by James Woodford; 1st floor
recession of wall plane creates pilaster effect.


Listing NGR: TQ3014680229

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