WESTMINSTER COUNCIL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1222688
Date first listed:
16-Jan-1981
Statutory Address:
WESTMINSTER COUNCIL HOUSE, MARYLEBONE ROAD NW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
WESTMINSTER COUNCIL HOUSE, MARYLEBONE ROAD NW1

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 27755 81872

Details

TQ 2781 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER MARYLEBONE ROAD, NW1 43/5 Westminster Council House 16.1.81. G.V. II

Council house, formerly Marylebone Town Hall. 1914-20 by Sir Edwin Cooper. Portland stone, flat terrace roof. Edwardian Graeco-Roman classicism relying on mass and volume for broad fronted composition with elaboration reserved for Wren inspired central tower. Rusticated semi basement, 2 main storeys and attic storey. 13 bays wide, the 7 central bays advanced as centrepiece. Central tetrastyle portico in antis with coupled giant Corinthian columns, approached by flight of steps flanked by lions; the portico, flanked by slightly advanced one-bay pavilions with giant Corinthian columns in antis. The attic is set back and taller above portico, fronted by a balustraded parapet, with pairs of vases surmounting dies, rising over the bracketed cornice of the entablature. The attic windows of the centrepiece have armorial surrounds. Plain windows to wings. Return elevations of 8 bays, the terminal ones treated as similar pavilions to those flanking portico. The tall square tower is set back with Corinthian colonnade above plain base with pedimented and recessed stages above rising as stepped spire crowned by urn finial. Stone area balustrade surrounds site. Interior not inspected. Town Hall has bridge link to Cooper's later Library to west.

Listing NGR: TQ2775581872

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
418104
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/04969/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Keeler. Source Historic England Archive
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