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Shell Mex House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5097 / 51°30'34"N

Longitude: -0.1213 / 0°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 530473

OS Northings: 180647

OS Grid: TQ304806

Mapcode National: GBR JD.XZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.VB70

Entry Name: Shell Mex House

Listing Date: 25 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427801

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

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 Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

72/201 (south side)
Shell-Mex House
- II
Office block. 1931. Architects Messrs Joseph (Principal Designer F Milton Cashmore).
Sculptor WCH King. Portland stone. Flat roof. Eleven to fifteen storeys high.
To river:- a symmetrical facade of 17 bays, stepped inwards to the upper storeys
and culminating in a short central tower with clock and buttresses with inset
sculpted figures. Open round arched arcade to ground floor. Square headed windows
set in giant relieving arches rising from nineth to eleventh floors in fourth
and fourteenth bays and to returns. Arched window below clock and to returns
of tower. Metal framed casements. Returns to left and right. Strand frontage
(Nos 76-88 consec) not of special interest.

Listing NGR: TQ3047380647

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