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Hungerford House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.122 / 0°7'19"W

OS Eastings: 530429

OS Northings: 180387

OS Grid: TQ304803

Mapcode National: GBR JF.RT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.TCVS

Entry Name: Hungerford House

Listing Date: 21 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207398

Location: Westminster, London, WC2N

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

Hungerford House
Former generating station, now library. 1900-01, by the L.C.C. Architects
Department, built as electricity generating station for street lighting.
Portland stone, slate roof (brick rear). Arts and Crafts Free Style Baroque.
1 storey and attic in steep hipped roof, on basement. 3 bay symmetrical
front articulated by pilasters, one bay similar returns and functional
canted rear for service and staircase. Central entrance with double doors,
recessed up flight of steps cut through plinth, in moulded jambs with
dentilled doorhead under fanlight and semicircular spaced voussoir and
keystone arch; the whole boldly framed by pairs of rusticated Doric
pilasters, on high pedestals, carrying break in entablature surmounted by
big semicircular pediment containing high relief sculpture in the manner of
William Silver Frith. The flanking bays have large semicircular arched
small paned casement windows with cyma drip moulds and cartouche keystones
carved with symbolic light rays. Deep plinth, with 2-light mullioned windows;
projecting pedestals as on entrance, to paired quoin pilasters; frieze and heavy
cornice surmounted by parapet balustraded between dies. The tent roof dormers
and the squat Ionic columned polygonal cupola-vent on of ridge of
more overtly Arts and Crafts design.

Listing NGR: TQ3043180390

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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