ADMIRALTY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1267114
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY HOUSE, HORSE GUARDS PARADE SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY HOUSE, WHITEHALL SW1

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Location

Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY HOUSE, HORSE GUARDS PARADE SW1
Statutory Address:
ADMIRALTY HOUSE, 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 30066 80172

Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL SW1 83/65 (West side ) 5.2.70 Admiralty House GV I First Lord of the Admiralty's residence. 1786-88 by S. P. Cockerell. Stock brick with Portland stone dressings, slate roof. Well-proportioned, restrained neo-classical front to Whitehall, plain rear to Horse Guards Parade; fine interiors. Built as enlarged residenceforthe First Lord the house has no main entrance but is entered from south wing of Admiralty. 3 storeys, basement and dormered hipped roof. Whitehall front 3 windows widely spaced with recessed centre. Ground floor screened by Portland stone forecourt/terrace wall with 2 plain doorways each end, finished off with band cornice and blocking course topped by cast iron balustrade. The 1st floor recessed glazing bar sashes are set in semicircular arched panels, the central window of Venetian design. Pseudo- parapet applied to 1st floor with blind balustrade panels below windows. Stone cornice and blocking course. Horse Guards Parade front 5 windows wide; plain recessed glazing bar sashes; first floor sill cornice, crowning cornice and blocking course. Fine interior with segmental vaulted, Roman Doric pilastered hall and a screen of same columns towards staircase (cast iron "rostral column" stove in niche); stone staircase with elegant wrought iron balustrade rising in single and divided arms with balconied main landings, lit by oval glazed dome; principal rooms on ground floor with reset chimney pieces in the Kent style of c.1721, etc. Survey of London; vol XVI History of the King's Works; vol VI

Listing NGR: TQ3006680172

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
207594
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Charing Cross the Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 1: Volume 16 , , Vol. 16, (1935)
Mordaunt Crook, J, Port, M H , 'The History of the Kings Works' in The History of the Kings Works 1782-1851, , Vol. 6, (1973)

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: 07 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05495/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Stephen Hodgson. Source Historic England Archive
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