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London Library

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

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Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.1368 / 0°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 529401

OS Northings: 180359

OS Grid: TQ294803

Mapcode National: GBR FF.FT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LC0T

Entry Name: London Library

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235825

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426684

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

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 James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES ' S SQUARE SWl
81/99
No 14
(London Library)
GV II
Library. 1896-98 by J. Osborne Smith. Portland stone front, slate
roof. A slightly eclectic design with ample fenestration clearly
expressing function. 3 tall storeys and basement. Ground floor
has semicircular arched doorway to left and 2 stone mullioned-
transomed Jacobethan windows. 1st floor has 3 "Georgian" sash
windows in architraves, the central one tripartite and pedimented,
set in semicircular arched recess. 3 tall Jacobethan windows to
top floor with arched heads to lights. The front finished off with
a pediment. Well-lit original library interior with extensions of
1921-23 and a bookstore of 1932-34 by Mews and Davis. The Prevost
Room has a fine chimneypice by Robert Adam from Shelburne, later
Lansdowne, House, Berkeley Square.
Survey of London; vol XXIX


Listing NGR: TQ2940180359

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