ST MARTINS HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1251952
Date first listed:
13-Feb-1989
Statutory Address:
ST MARTINS HOUSE, 16, ST MARTIN'S LE GRAND

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST MARTINS HOUSE, 16, ST MARTIN'S LE GRAND

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32162 81338

Details

St Martin's-le-Grand TQ 3281 (east side) 9/557 No 16 (St. Martins House)

GV II

Office building. 1925, by Leo Sylvester Sullivan, carved details by Henry Poole. Steel-framed, faced in Portland stone; stone-coped mansard roof. Stripped classical style, with Graeco-Egyptian details. 10 storeys and attics; 7-bay range. Slightly projecting 3-bay portico, with Greek Doric columns and palm-leaf carvings to soffit of cornice. Giant order of Tuscan piers rises 9 storeys to frieze carved with Greek key ornament. Revealed windows with decorative metal aprons, the 3 central windows to fourth storey having urn designs. Attic storey has square-headed casement windows; palm- leaf carvings to soffit of boldly projecting cornice.

Rear elevation (33 Foster Lane) is in similar style with plain trademen's entry and Tuscan piers to 3 middle floors. Interior: entrance lobby has carved rosettes to coffered ceiling, Tuscan pilasters, carved acroteria to classical door architraves and mahogany doors. Two marble Greek Doric columns to hall. Hall and landings above have coffered decorative plaster ceilings, panelled walls and neo-classical doorcase. Open-well staircase with ramped mahogany handrail set on carved and turned balusters.

Listing NGR: TQ3216281338

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
434868
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: 30 Oct 2004
Reference: IOE01/13083/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Nicholas Bridges. Source Historic England Archive
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