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Latitude: 51.502 / 51°30'7"N
Longitude: -0.1189 / 0°7'8"W
OS Eastings: 530659
OS Northings: 179791
OS Grid: TQ306797
Mapcode National: GBR KH.GR
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.WHHY
Entry Name: Main Block of the County Hall
Listing Date: 19 October 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1358192
English Heritage Legacy ID: 203997
Location: Lambeth, London, SE1
Electoral Ward/Division: Bishop's
Built-Up Area: Lambeth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Waterloo St John with St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
1. BELVEDERE ROAD SE1
5023 (west side)
Main block of
The County Hall
TQ 3079 2/35 19.10.51
1911-1933 by Ralph Knott. Long symmetrical main west elevation to river. Five
storeys of Portland stone ashlar with a steep mansard roof with dark tiles and
2 tiers of dormers. Rusticated ground floor and end pavilions. Deep concave
central section in segmental curve of 19 bays, windows framed in giant Ionic
order. Attic stage above has round windows alternating with carved escutcheons.
Varying classical window treatments. Dramatic emphasis provided by tall niches,
at salient points, holding heroic size sculptured figures. Other elevations
similar, but eastern (entrance) front simpler. South front has members' entrance
though tall arch to high vaulted passage leading to inner courtyard.
Listing NGR: TQ3065979791
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