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California House

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5126 / 51°30'45"N

Longitude: -0.1126 / 0°6'45"W

OS Eastings: 531071

OS Northings: 180985

OS Grid: TQ310809

Mapcode National: GBR LC.WY

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.07CS

Entry Name: California House

Listing Date: 8 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209704

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 Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3180 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ESSEX STREET, WC2
74/2 Nos 36 to 39 (consec)
8.9.72 California House
G.V. II
Offices. 1892 by the partnership of Robert Lempriere Hesketh and Walter Stokes;
originally 2 houses of unequal size. Buff terracotta with much enrichment.
Lavish display of Flemish Renaissance motifs. 3 storeys, basement and attic. 14
windows wide in all, closely set. 2 doorways, towards left and centre-right,
with panelled and glazed doors with rectangular fanlights recessed in pilaster
jambs beneath entablature-lintels. Recessed plate glass sashes in enriched
surrounds on 1st floor, and all flanked by pilasters; southernmost bay and 2
others project slightly and are flanked on each floor by engaged enriched
columns carrying pediments of varied design. Elaborate arabesque friezes over
ground and 1st floor, and modillion eaves cornice. Clustered column and quoin
pilasters to Devereux Court corner on each floor. Cast iron ornamental area
railings.


Listing NGR: TQ3107180985

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