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The County Fire Office

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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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

Entry Name: The County Fire Office

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1227630

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425541

Location: Westminster, London, W1B

County: London

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

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Listing Text

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

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

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