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17-19, Bedford Street Wc2

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5108 / 51°30'38"N

Longitude: -0.1248 / 0°7'29"W

OS Eastings: 530228

OS Northings: 180759

OS Grid: TQ302807

Mapcode National: GBR JD.4M

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.S9D6

Entry Name: 17-19, Bedford Street Wc2

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208622

Location: Westminster, London, WC2E

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

15.1.73 Nos. 17 to 19
(consec. )


Former district post office. 1883-84 by E.G. Rivers or possibly
James Williams. Portland stone, slate roof. Knowledgeable and dignified
Roman High Renaissance design. 3 tall storeys and dormered mansard.
6 windows wide. Ground floor has entrance to right balanced by covered way
entrance to left, all framed by Doric pilasters carrying entablature, the
windows and door architraves being coved and enriched with horizontal
fluting. Architraved sash windows to upper floors, those on "piano nobile"
with console bracketed pediments and blind balustraded aprons. 1st floor
frieze has plaques monogrammed "V.R.". Sill course to 2nd floor enriched
with guilloche band. Main entablature with dentil cornice and balustraded

Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3021780750

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