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

Map

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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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

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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)

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