6 Pall Mall / 25-28 Charles Ii Street / 7-9 Waterloo Place Sw1

7 Mar 2006
6 Pall Mall, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London, W1X 7PN
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25-28 Charles Ii Street, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London, W1X 7PN
7-9 Waterloo Place Sw1, Westminster, City Of Westminster, Greater London, W1X 7PN
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WATERLOO PLACE, SW1 82/15 30.5.72 Nos 7 to 9 (consec.) (including No 6 Pall Mall and Nos 25 to 28 consec Charles II Street) G.V. II Large symmetrical block of offices and banks. 1901-mid 20s,probably by Arthur E. Thompson. Portland stone, slate roofs. Palatial scaled pavilion composition in an Edwardian Baroque interpretation of a Palladian style, following in plan Nash's scheme for the north eastern half of Waterloo Place on his Via Triumphalis, which this block replaces. 3 main storeys, attic storeys and mansard, with basements. Nos 7 to 9 form a terminal pavilion (balancing Nos 11 and 12 opposite) at the approach to Regent Street and rise above the level of the rest of the composition, their detail not continuous with it but similar.

The main west elevation is 9 bays wide arranged 2:5:2 with the central 5 bays advanced. Channelled rustication to ground floor podium with the outermost bays of the advanced centre containing elaborate porches each with an advanced architrave flanked by Doric piers with draped ram's heads supporting a stepped entablature. Above is an oeil-de-boeuf decorated with an arched cornice, a garland, reversed volutes and clusters of fruit. Recessed, semicircular arched- windows with dropped keystones in ground floor podium above which the advanced bays have a giant Corinthian order framing the 1st floor Ionic aediculed windows (blind balustraded aprons and pulvinated friezes) and the 2nd floor windows beneath the main entablature; the attic storey above is articulated by piers with lion-heads, pendants and swags and is crowned by a pediment, the tympanum with a cartouche framed in palm branches. The wings are similar but with giant order implied. The Waterloo Place elevation of No 6 Pall Mall is set back with the widening of Waterloo Place proper, 13 bays wide, arranged 4:5:4, with the centre advanced. Central porch with Ionic columns, dosserets and open pediment with elaborate trophy. Similar fenestration to Nos 7-9 with giant engaged Corinthian order to 1st and 2nd floors and, in addition, on the advanced centre bays, a giant Composite order articulating a 2-storey attic.

Balustraded parapets. Chimney stacks with sunken panels and cornice capping.

Stone balustraded areas. The Pall Mall front, 7 bays wide, has the same features with 2-storey Composite attic order over the advanced centre 3 bays; Ionic columned pedimented and be-trophied porch; secondary entrance to right, the architrave framed by Doric quarter pilasters with dentil cornice and lunette over repeating the form of the ground floor windows. Charles II Street elevations are designed in a lower key, the orders expressed as pilasters and then only in the symmetrical entrance bays; Nos 28 and 29 qv balance each other framing entrance to Waterloo Place.

Listing NGR: TQ2968780416


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0451 IOE Records taken by Beth Colocci; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Ms Beth Colocci. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Colocci, Beth

Rights Holder: Colocci, Beth


Slate, Victorian Bank (Financial), 20th Century Commercial, Office, Unassigned, Building