PEARL ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1378890

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Statutory Address: PEARL ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED, 247-252, HIGH HOLBORN

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: PEARL ASSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED, 247-252, HIGH HOLBORN

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30695 81502

Details

CAMDEN

TQ3081NE HIGH HOLBORN 798-1/101/836 (South side) 14/05/74 Nos.247-252 (Consecutive) Pearl Assurance Co Ltd

II

Office block. Central block, 1912-19 by C Newman; east block, 1929-30 by P Moncton; south-east extension, 1954-6 by Bates & Sinning; west block, 1959-60 by Bates & Sinning. Portland stone with granite, rusticated podium. Steep slated roof. Irregular plan ranged round central courtyard. EXTERIOR: main facade 5 storeys, attics and 2 storeys of dormers in Edwardian Baroque style. Symmetrical design with projecting end and central bays, windows 1:7:1:7:1. Engaged Ionic columns and pilasters rise through 2nd-4th floors carrying entablature. Round arched entrance with console-keystone and flanked by elaborate bracketed lanterns in 2 groups of 3; bronze gates. Ground floor windows architraved with rusticated keystones, 1st floor round-headed architraved, 2nd square-headed architraved, 3rd with cartouche keys and cast-iron balconies, 4th are oculi. Central entrance bay flanked by paired columns with broken segmental pediment; 2 stage tower above with leaded dome carried by Ionic engaged columns. End bays with smaller leaded domes. INTERIOR: has good features including ground floor cash hall and marble balustraded staircase. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached balustraded parapets to basement areas.



Listing NGR: TQ3069581502

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 478251

Legacy System: LBS

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