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Leighton House, Millbank Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4909 / 51°29'27"N

Longitude: -0.1296 / 0°7'46"W

OS Eastings: 529949

OS Northings: 178547

OS Grid: TQ299785

Mapcode National: GBR HM.2Q

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PSVD

Plus Code: 9C3XFVRC+95

Entry Name: Leighton House, Millbank Estate

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216792

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411464

Location: Vincent Square, Westminster, London, SW1P

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Vincent Square

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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Description


TQ 2978 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER JOHN ISLIP STREET, SWl
105/43
5.2.70 Leighton House, Millbank
Estate
G.V. II
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 a high standard. Angled
slightly asymmetrical butterfly plan block at right angles to John Islip
Street with elevations to courtyard and north to garden and splayed to
Herrick Street. 5 storey gabled end pavilions and canted angle developed
as engaged faceted-pyramid roof tower, 4 storeys and attic in between them.
2-window wide end pavilions, that at John Islip Street end with 2 windows
grouped in very shallow angled bay with small secondary lights to right.
4-window wide links and 3 windows to "tower". Cornice-hooded entrances in
courtyard elevation. Changeful fenestration expressing interior
distribution with segmental arched flush framed sashes and 2-light glazing
bar camber-arched casements and flat- arched casements; stone dressed
windows to ground floor of 'tower' feature and in ground floor of end
pavilions; 2 oculi flank ground floor of "tower". Grouped dormers above
overhanging eaves. The block balances its twin Millais House in the group
north of the garden. (c.f. Boundary Street Estate, Tower Hamlets)
A Revolution in London Housing; Susan Beattie.


Listing NGR: TQ2994978547

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