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Royal Bank of Scotland royal Bank of Scotland, Drummond's Bank

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5069 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.1278 / 0°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 530031

OS Northings: 180324

OS Grid: TQ300803

Mapcode National: GBR HF.GZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QDT5

Entry Name: Royal Bank of Scotland royal Bank of Scotland, Drummond's Bank

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422237

Location: 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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Listing Text

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE SW1
83/43
Nos 49 and 50 (Royal
Bank of Scotland,
Drummond's Bank)
GV II
Bank. c. 1885 by George Aitchison. Portland stone, slate roof. Late Italianate,
neo-Palladian style. Corner block with quadrant return to Admiralty Arch fore-
court. 3 storeys, with raised ground floor, and attic storey. 7 windows wide
symmetrical front to Whitehall with shallow 3 bay pedimented centre break and
slightly recessed quadrant corner of 5 bays terminating in porch in front of recessed
3-bay section. In antis porch with polished granite pilasters, entablature and balust-
traded parapet. Ground floor, with deep plinth and order of channelled, pedestalled
piers, has recessed square headed sashes under entablature. Upper floors have
architraved sashes, those on 1st floor with cornices and pediments in centre
break which has giant order of fluted Ionic pilasters; pediment in attic storey
contains wreathed oculus; the attic is channelled and articulated by squat fluted
pilasters; crowning cornice and balustraded parapet. Part of the formal approach
to Admiralty Arch with Reginald Blomfield's No 57 q.v. Drummond, however,
refused to have his bank remodelled in keeping with Blomfield's introduction to
Aston Webb's Victoria Memorial-Mall scheme.


Listing NGR: TQ3003180324

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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