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49, St JAMES'S STREET SW1 (See details for further address information)

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5075 / 51°30'27"N

Longitude: -0.1407 / 0°8'26"W

OS Eastings: 529133

OS Northings: 180372

OS Grid: TQ291803

Mapcode National: GBR DF.LR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.HCZN

Plus Code: 9C3XGV55+2P

Entry Name: 49, St JAMES'S STREET SW1 (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226578

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423861

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, W1J

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 George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY W1
81/67 (south side)
30-5-72 No161 (including No 49
St James's Street)
GV II *
Insurance company offices. 1907 by Belcher and Joass (principally
Joass) for the Royal Insurance Company. Granite and Portland stone
faced, slate roof. A wilfully free use of classical motifs in a tense
inventive design. Corner block with St. James's. 4 main storeys
with attic loggia and 2 tiers of dormers in steeply pitched roof.
3 bays to Piccadilly, splayed corner and 1 ½ bay return. The ground
floor window bays with bronze trim and surmounted by mezzanine, defined
by paired attenuated Doric columns carrying entablature with carved
heraldic devices and cornice over. Entrance to splayed corner
surmounted by carved lions. 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors united by
continuous oriel windows with concave aprons, those to the 2nd floor
with mannered pediments, and piers with niches at 1st and 2nd floor
levels, and sculptured figures at 3rd floor level. Attic floor
recessed behind colonnade of paired Doric columns. 2 tiers of
shaped dormers let into roof pitch.


Listing NGR: TQ2913380372

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