FORMER NEW SCOTLAND YARD NORMAN SHAW NORTH BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1274511

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1970

Statutory Address: FORMER NEW SCOTLAND YARD NORMAN SHAW NORTH BUILDING, NEW SCOTLAND YARD SW1

Statutory Address: FORMER NEW SCOTLAND YARD NORMAN SHAW NORTH BUILDING, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1

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Location

Statutory Address: FORMER NEW SCOTLAND YARD NORMAN SHAW NORTH BUILDING, NEW SCOTLAND YARD SW1

Statutory Address: FORMER NEW SCOTLAND YARD NORMAN SHAW NORTH BUILDING, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT 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 30281 79813

Summary

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History

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Details

TQ 3079 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1 92/19 Former New Scotland Yard 5.2.70 Norman Shaw North Building GV I Metropolitan Police old headquarters. 1887-90 by Richard Norman Shaw with R. Dixon Butler. Red brick and Portland stone banding and dressings above granite podium, slate roofs. Flemish and English Baroque details, marking Shaw's transition to his grand manner with a "defensive" note added by the corner tourelles, the granite podium and four-square massing around central court. 4 storeys, basement and 3 tiers of dormers in steep roof. 9 bay wide elevation plus corner tourelles. Entrance by south east corner of south front with large semicircular arched portal in Baroque rusticated surround with engaged rusticated columns and large broken segmental pediment. Plain square headed mullioned- transomed recessed casements to podium. 2nd and 3rd,floors have architraved mullioned-transomed small pane casements with cornices on 1st floor and segmental arched with keystones on 2nd floor, the 2nd floor windows to Embankment with segmental pediments. The tourelles are deeply corbelled as bartizans with finialed cupola domed roofs. Deep corbelled eaves cornice. The north and south fronts are flanked by attic storeys surmounted by distinctive large gables elaborated with broken segmental pediment aedicules and obelisk finials. The Embankment front has blind single storey wings projecting from ground floor and linked by tall cast iron railings screening forecourt. Attached to Embankment elevation is a portrait roundel bronze of Shaw by Hamo Thornycroft. Richard Norman Shaw; Andrew Saint

Listing NGR: TQ3028179813

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 207390

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Saint, A, Richard Norman Shaw, (1976)

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