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Ruskin House, Millbank Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.4921 / 51°29'31"N

Longitude: -0.1291 / 0°7'44"W

OS Eastings: 529984

OS Northings: 178677

OS Grid: TQ299786

Mapcode National: GBR HM.59

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QR4J

Plus Code: 9C3XFVRC+R9

Entry Name: Ruskin House, Millbank Estate

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066652

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210158

Location: Westminster, London, SW1P

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Vincent Square

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Rochester Row

Church of England Diocese: London

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5.2.70 Ruskin House, Millbank
LCC housing estate block of flats, 1897-1902, part of one of the first and
most significant of the LCC estates by the Architects' Department housing
section under Owen Fleming and / more particularly in this case,
R. Minton Taylor who was probably responsible for the estate layout
radiating from a rectangular public garden. Red brick with slight stone
dressings, tiled roofs. Humane, Arts and Crafts socialist housing design
inspired by Webb, Lethaby and Smith and Brewer with "Queen Anne" and
Northern European features, all executed to high standards. A long block
with splayed north end following street line, and flanking St. Oswulf
Street axis. 4 storeys and attic. Slightly asymmetrical, 22 windows wide,
with 5 storey central and terminal pavilion gabled breaks and similar 16
window splayed north end. Cornice-hooded recessed porches to courtyard
elevation. Segmental arched glazing bar sashes in exposed box frames,
tripartite and quadripartite on ground floor, grouped to express interior
distribution. Dormers above flat eaves between gabled breaks.
Stringcourse over ground floor. The block balances its twin, Turner House,
on the other side of St. Oswulf Street. (c.f. Boundary Street Estate,
Tower Hamlets.)
A Revolution in London Housing; Susan Beattie.

Listing NGR: TQ2998478677

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