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Gwydyr House (Welsh Office)

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

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Latitude: 51.5041 / 51°30'14"N

Longitude: -0.1259 / 0°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 530172

OS Northings: 180021

OS Grid: TQ301800

Mapcode National: GBR HG.XZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RGT8

Plus Code: 9C3XGV3F+MM

Entry Name: Gwydyr House (Welsh Office)

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066107

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207612

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: Government building

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83/85 (East side)
5.2.70 Gwydyr House
(Welsh Office)
Town mansion, now offices. c.1772,by Thomas Lunton(?) and also questionably attributed to
John Marquand; attic storey an addition of 1886. Brown brick with sparse stone
dressings. Well proportioned plain astylar Palladian elevation. 3 storeys and
attic storey, on basement. 5 windows wide. Central entrance, approached by
steps, with panelled door and side lights in tripartite frame of engaged Roman
Doric columns supporting entablature and 1st floor Venetian window with Ionic
columns and balustrading below sill - the whole forming a stone dressed
centrepiece. Recessed glazing bar sashes under flat gauged arches. Plat bands
to ground and 1st floors; modillion cornice over 2nd floor and cornice and
blocking course to attic storey. Wrought iron railings with link extinguishers
and wrought iron scrollwork overthrow lampholder. Interior retains some of
original features, plasterwork, doorcases, fine statuary marble chimneypieces and
stone geometrical staircase with delicate wrought iron balustrade; etc.
Survey of London; vol XIII

Listing NGR: TQ3017280021

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