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Northumberland House (Victoria Buildings)

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5069 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.126 / 0°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 530155

OS Northings: 180323

OS Grid: TQ301803

Mapcode National: GBR HG.W0

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RDR5

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4F+PJ

Entry Name: Northumberland House (Victoria Buildings)

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421609

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1A

County: 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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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83/39 (south side)
5.2.70 Northumberland House
(Victoria Buildings)
Government offices, formerly grand hotel. 1882-87 by Isaacs and Florence,
built as the Victoria Hotel. Portland stone, slate roofs. Vast but quite
elegantly detailed "Second Empire palace". 6 storeys plus 2 storeys of stone
dormers in steep slated mansard with central and terminal taller pavilion
roofs. 21 windows long. Channelled ground floor with mezzanine has large
archivolt arched central entrance with relief carved and figured spandrels and
sculptural crest, and 2 secondary doorways. Large ground floor windows with
archivolt arches, upper floor with 2 light sashes; 3 storey bow to centrepiece
enriched with caryatids and oval windows to 4th floor level; coupled and
tripled semicircular arched attic storey windows. The centrepiece and the
terminal pavilions have giant order of Corinthian pilasters to 2nd, 3rd and 4th
floors. Entablatures over ground floor and 4th floor, the latter bracketed,
with course to attic storey. The French pavilion roofs flanked by prominent
chimney stacks. Ornamental ironwork balcony to 1st floor and stone parapeted
balcony to 3rd floor. As built the hotel had only 4 bathrooms for 500 guests by
comparison with 70 bathrooms at the Savoy, Strand, q.v.

Listing NGR: TQ3015580323

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