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Latitude: 51.506 / 51°30'21"N
Longitude: -0.1284 / 0°7'42"W
OS Eastings: 529991
OS Northings: 180226
OS Grid: TQ299802
Mapcode National: GBR HG.B9
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QDHT
Entry Name: Civil Service Department Offices (Former Admiralty Offices)
Listing Date: 31 May 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1231303
English Heritage Legacy ID: 210223
Location: Westminster, London, SW1A
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
TQ 2980 SE and 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER HORSEGUARDS PARADE, SWl
Civil Service Department
31.5.74 Offices (former Admiralty
Government Offices. 1894-95 by Leeming and Leeming of Halifax, a redesign
of their competition scheme for a much larger Whitehall Office complex.
Red brick and Portland stone, slate and lead roofs. A vast ponderous
classical block between the back of Ripley's Admiralty and Horseguards Road
with French Grand Siecle and English Baroque details, 3 storeys and attic.
Pedimented pavilions of 5 windows and 3 window corner towers with 7 window
ranges between with elevations to Horseguards Parade, St. James's Park and
the Mall, built around internal court. Channelled stone ground floor with
recessed flat voussoir arched doorways and windows. Upper floors have
architraved windows with rusticated quarter pilasters flanking and
pediments on 1st floor and rusticated blocking to 2nd floor. The pavilions
have attached Ionic porticoes, that to the Mall flanked by square towers
with Wren-like cupola-steeples and the corner towers have French square
domes with copper cresting - important contributions to Whitehall skyline.
If the enforced compromise of the redesigned facades drew contemporary
criticism the planning was admired.
Survey of London: Vol XIX
The Builders' Journal lDler A.J.): 1894.
Marble Halls; Michael Derby.
Listing NGR: TQ3032680128
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