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Latitude: 51.5102 / 51°30'36"N
Longitude: -0.1351 / 0°8'6"W
OS Eastings: 529510
OS Northings: 180681
OS Grid: TQ295806
Mapcode National: GBR FD.TS
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.L9XM
Plus Code: 9C3XGV67+3W
Entry Name: The County Fire Office
Listing Date: 30 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227630
English Heritage Legacy ID: 425541
Location: Westminster, London, W1B
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: West End
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 NW & NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER REGENT STREET Wl
70/90; 71/3 (East side)
30-5-72 No 50 (The County Fire
Grand office block. Part of Sir Reginald Blomfield's 1910-1923
grandiose rebuilding of Nash's Regent Street Quadrant qv: By
Ernest Newton, completed 1924. Stone faced, with slate roof.
Classical details, design complementary and a variant on Blomfield's.
Circus facade to former Swan & Edgar's store (Nos 9 to 18 Piccadilly).
Tall podium carrying 3 storeys and an attic storey. 3 wide
bays. Pulvinated and channelled podium with open semicircular
arched arcade over pavement. 3 storeys above,ashlar faced with
giant rusticated pilaster strips, the windows vertically linked
through storeys and read as tall openings - segmented headed
and hooded. Rich modillion cornice. The attic storey is
elaborately swagged and festooned with oculi and has a stepped
blocking course above its cornice rising in the centre to a
rectangular block surmounted by a sculptural group of Britannia
and lion. Behind rises a corniced drum with a copper dome and
gilded finial. The drum is flanked by monumental stone stacks.
The main facade to Piccadilly Circus closes the vista up Lower
Regent Street. A one bay return to right forms the link with
the plainer facade in Glasshouse Street.
Listing NGR: TQ2951080680
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