Former New Scotland Yard, Norman Shaw South Building


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Statutory Address:
Former New Scotland Yard, Norman Shaw South Building, New Scotland Yard SW1
Statutory Address:
Former New Scotland Yard, Norman Shaw South Building, Victoria Embankment SW1


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Statutory Address:
Former New Scotland Yard, Norman Shaw South Building, New Scotland Yard SW1
Statutory Address:
Former New Scotland Yard, Norman Shaw South Building, Victoria Embankment SW1

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

Greater London Authority
City of Westminster (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30273 79758


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TQ 3079 NW 92/26

CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1 Former New Scotland Yard Norman Shaw South Building


GV II* Metropolitan police old headquarters extension. Designed 1896-98, built 1904-06, by Norman Shaw with John Dixon Butler. Red brick, Portland stone banding and dressings on granite podium, slate roof. Continuing the north building design with same amalgam of Flemish and English Baroque sources but on a narrow site giving stronger vertical emphasis.

Four storeys, basement and three tiers of attics in a steep roof. Five window wide Embankment front with narrow left hand pediment gabled break, plus tourelle to right hand corner matching north building with corresponding large elaborated pediment gable return. Plain, recessed, mullioned-transomed casements to podium with single storey blind wings linked by tall railings enclosing forecourt. Stone architraved windows to upper floors, the central two larger with segmental pediments on second floor and keystoned segmental arches on third floor. The large gable end return has obelisk finialed aedicule to apex. Massive blind south gable end with stone banding. Lofty banded chimney stacks Segmental arched bridge-link, of stone banded red brick, to North Building.

Listing NGR: TQ3027379758


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

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Date: 07 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/10829/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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