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The National Liberal Club

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5061 / 51°30'21"N

Longitude: -0.1239 / 0°7'26"W

OS Eastings: 530300

OS Northings: 180242

OS Grid: TQ303802

Mapcode National: GBR JG.B8

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.SDVS

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4G+CC

Entry Name: The National Liberal Club

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207622

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1A

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Building Gentlemen's club

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The National
5.2.70 Liberal Club
Club and flats block continuing Whitehall Court. 1884-1887, by Alfred Waterhouse.
Portland stone, slate roofs. Closely related in style and continuing main lines
of Whitehall Court, q.v. but rather more Flemish Renaissance in detail and with
tautly composed late Gothic "belfry" tower to north-east corner. 5 and 6
storeys with gabled pavilions and dormered mansard. Tripartite window groups
separate gabled pavilions, one to Whitehall Court, one splayed to corner and 2 to
Whitehall Place angled front terminating in tower; Embankment Gardens-nave front
with similar gabled pavilions and terrace overlooking gardens; Pilaster mullion-
transom windows, set in loggias on top floors of pavilions which have 3 storey
canted bays. Enriched string courses and stone balconies;shaped pediment gable
flanked by finials; tall stone chimney stacks. The polygonal "belfry" corner tower
has rich Goth decoration and tracery to lofty windows and rises a full storey
above the roof line;finished off with a conical spire. Ornately balustraded stone
terrace above gardens. The interiors are lavishly and completely faced by
Waterhouse in glazed, ornately patterned, terracotta tiling including the columns;
the principal staircase, of marble rising in an unsupported oval sweep trough 3
storeys, is, however, an insertion of 1950-51 by Clyde Young and Engle. Part of
the remarkable Whitehall roofscape.

Listing NGR: TQ3030080242

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