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Lawrence House, Millbank Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.4906 / 51°29'26"N

Longitude: -0.13 / 0°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 529923

OS Northings: 178504

OS Grid: TQ299785

Mapcode National: GBR GM.ZV

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.PSMP

Plus Code: 9C3XFVRC+62

Entry Name: Lawrence House, Millbank Estate

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 411462

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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105/41; 110/7
Lawrence 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. Slightly
asymmetrical, shallow E plan block with rear entrance courtyard, at right
angles to John Islip Street and with front to Cureton Street. 5 storey
gabled-end pavilion-wings and 4 storeys and attic between, and with on the
courtyard side a 5 storey centrepiece with parapeted finish to its
outermost bays. Central angle buttress porch with steep pent slate roof
and camber arched opening, to changefully designed centrepiece of courtyard
elevation. Segmental arched flush framed glazing bar sashes with varied
grouping expressing interior distribution. Dormers above overhanging
eaves. The block balances its twin Maclise House in the group north of the
garden. (c.f. Boundary Street Estate, Tower Hamlets.)
A Revolution in London Housing; Susan Beattie.

Listing NGR: TQ2992378504

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