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207-209, PICCADILLY W1

List Entry Summary

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

Name: 207-209, PICCADILLY W1

List entry Number: 1265806


207-209, PICCADILLY W1

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 30-May-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 423870

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TQ 2980 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl 70/85 (south side) 30-5-72 Nos 207 to 209 (consec) GV II Corner block of bank chambers. 1892-94 by Alfred Waterhouse but following earlier design by John Robinson. Stone faced. Busy, tightly reticulated facade with free handling of classical-Renaissance motifs. Lofty banking hall and mezzanine, 3 upper storeys and dormered attic. 3 bays to Piccadilly, canted corner with entrance and 3 bay return. The corner entrance is framed by free Ionic order supporting a draped sheild and supporters within segmental arched aedicule; secondary round headed entrance to westernmost bay to right with mullion-transomed mezzanine lights; tripartite windows to banking hall. Rusticated pilaster order articulates ground floor and, defining the tiers of stone mullioned upper floor windows, rises through entablature to the shell decorated frieze of 3rd floor sill course, is continued through 3rd floor by monogrammed. lesenes up to bracketed main cornice and rises through attic to be finished off with ornately architectured finials. Breaking from the main cornice a series of segmented pediments crown the window tiers. The attic pinnacles frame fretted panels alter- nating with paired mullion-transom windows. Survey of London; vol XXIX

Listing NGR: TQ2947380561

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St James Westminster Part 1 South of Piccadilly: Volumes 29 and 30, , Vol. 29, (1960)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29473 80561


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