ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1238982
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, CHARING CROSS SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, THE MALL SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, TRAFALGAR SQUARE WC2

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, CHARING CROSS SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, THE MALL SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY ARCH, FIRST SEA LORD'S RESIDENCE AND OFFICES, BALUSTRADES AND STEPS, TRAFALGAR SQUARE WC2

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 29970 80305

Details

TQ 2980 SE and TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER THE MALL, SW1 82/59; 83/50 Admiralty Arch, First Sea 5.2.70 Lord's Residence and Offices, Balustrades and steps

G.V. I

Offices and official residence block incorporating triumphal arch. 1906-11 by Sir Aston Webb as entrance to ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace and part of the national monument to Queen Victoria. Portland stone, slate roofs. Late Roman Baroque derived design in Webb's version of Edwardian Mannerist Classicism. Concave elevations to the Mall and to "place" formed towards Trafalgar Square ingeniously disguising the unavoidable change of axis. 2 storeys, attic storey, dormered mansard and basement (but 3 storeys within 2 storey height to the south west office wing) and with massive blind crowning attic over triumphal arch centrepiece. 6-window wide wings flanking 11-window, wide centrepiece containing the banded rusticated triple carriage archways, the pedestrian archways piercing the advanced end bays of the centrepiece. Engaged modified Corinthian giant columns to triumphal arch centrepiece and similar giant pilaster order to wings with architraved glazing bar sashes with segmental heads under enriched cornices to main floor. Continuous main entablature beneath channelled attic storey with balustraded parapet and crowning blind attic of centrepiece with bronze inscription finished off with cornice and blocking course. The single bay return ends of wings to the Mall channelled and pedimented with sculpted seated figures at foot of panel with cartouche of arms. Ornamental bronze gates to carriage archways. Stone balustrade between panelled dies to basement areas, carried out in curving arms, with shallow flights of steps, to define "rond point" forecourt on the Mall side.

Survey of London; Vol. XX. London 1900; AD Profiles 13.

Listing NGR: TQ2996980306

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
416684
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 , , Vol. 20, (1979)

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06513/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Patricia Philpott. Source Historic England Archive
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