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Westminster Council House

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5213 / 51°31'16"N

Longitude: -0.16 / 0°9'35"W

OS Eastings: 527755

OS Northings: 181872

OS Grid: TQ277818

Mapcode National: GBR 88.8T

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.51S2

Plus Code: 9C3XGRCR+G2

Entry Name: Westminster Council House

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1222688

English Heritage Legacy ID: 418104

Location: Bryanston and Dorset Square, Westminster, London, NW1

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Bryanston and Dorset 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 Mary Bryanston Square

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: City hall

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Westminster Council House

Council house, formerly Marylebone Town Hall. 1914-20 by Sir Edwin Cooper.
Portland stone, flat terrace roof. Edwardian Graeco-Roman classicism
relying on mass and volume for broad fronted composition with elaboration
reserved for Wren inspired central tower. Rusticated semi basement, 2 main
storeys and attic storey. 13 bays wide, the 7 central bays advanced as
centrepiece. Central tetrastyle portico in antis with coupled giant
Corinthian columns, approached by flight of steps flanked by lions; the
portico, flanked by slightly advanced one-bay pavilions with giant
Corinthian columns in antis. The attic is set back and taller above
portico, fronted by a balustraded parapet, with pairs of vases surmounting
dies, rising over the bracketed cornice of the entablature. The attic
windows of the centrepiece have armorial surrounds. Plain windows to
wings. Return elevations of 8 bays, the terminal ones treated as similar
pavilions to those flanking portico. The tall square tower is set back
with Corinthian colonnade above plain base with pedimented and recessed
stages above rising as stepped spire crowned by urn finial. Stone area
balustrade surrounds site. Interior not inspected. Town Hall has bridge
link to Cooper's later Library to west.

Listing NGR: TQ2775581872

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