GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD WEST BLOCK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1066106
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD WEST BLOCK, 3-8, WHITEHALL PLACE SW1
Statutory Address:
GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD, 55, WHITEHALL SW1

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GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD WEST BLOCK
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Location

Statutory Address:
GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD WEST BLOCK, 3-8, WHITEHALL PLACE SW1
Statutory Address:
GOVERNMENT OFFICES, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE FISHERIES AND FOOD, 55, WHITEHALL SW1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30146 80229

Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL SW1 83/63 (East side) 5.2.70 No 55. Government Offices, Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food (including Nos 3 to 8 Whitehall Place) GV II* Government offices. 1909 by J. W. Murray, the rear extension 1951-52 by Ministry of Works architect C. E. Mee. Portland stone, slate and terrace roofs. Murray's building a more restrained continuation of Brydon and Young's government office Baroque; Mee's extension a well proportioned and subtly detailed stripped classical exercise. Murray's building of 5 storeys composed as ground floor and mezzanine on basement, 2 main storeys and attic storey . 5 windows wide to front and both returns. The podium, with channelled rustication, has central projecting portal with large broken segmental pediment. Recessed glazing bar sashes, corniced or pedimented on,main storeys where the central 3 are set behind Ionic colonnade in antis; outer bays have 1st floor windows and lunettes above set in large through storey niches with enriched keystones. 3 enriched oculi to attic between blind, channelled panels. Entablature beneath 2nd floor with balustrades in front of windows; main entablature over 3rd floor and secondary cornice to attic crowned by balustraded parapet. Similar but simplified fenestration to returns. Mee's extension of 5 storeys and set back attic storey with slightly advanced wings in a compactly massed stepped composition; central entrance with large coat of arms, flanked by allegories sculpted by James Woodford; 1st floor recession of wall plane creates pilaster effect.

Listing NGR: TQ3014680229

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
207608
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/13996/29
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