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Simpson's

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5106 / 51°30'38"N

Longitude: -0.1206 / 0°7'14"W

OS Eastings: 530516

OS Northings: 180746

OS Grid: TQ305807

Mapcode National: GBR KD.2N

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V9LB

Plus Code: 9C3XGV6H+6P

Entry Name: Simpson's

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427799

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

County: London

District: City of 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 Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND WC2
TQ 3080 NW and NE Nos 96 to 104 (consec)
72/100; 73/40 (Simpson's)
GV II
Extension to the Savoy Hotel complex. 1903-04 by T. E. Collcutt, part of the Savoy
Court enlargement of the Savoy Hotel. Doulton's Carrara Ware terracotta facing,
green pantile and plain tile roof. Free Northern Renaissance with feature of
corner turret instead of gables. Part of an almost symmetrical composition with
Nos 89 to 95 consec. flanking the entrance to Savoy Court and the hotel. 7 storeys
(including ground floor mezzanine and attic storey) and 2 tiers of attics in steep
mansard. 8 windows wide, bowed corner-cum-tower and 6 window return to Savoy Court.
Ground floor with shop fronts, corner bank and entrance to Simpson's,all framed
by Ionic pilasters which rise through mezzanine, with 3 light windows, to soffit
of 2nd floor continuous entablature - balustraded balcony. Upper floors of Strand
front have narrow paired and single,architraved windows, as shallow superimposed canted
bay windows in every other bay but with shallow segmental bow to left end. To right
the corner is treated as tower with bowed tripartite windows to cornice between
buttresses, fully developed above attic storey with 2 storey drum and finialed dome,
the buttresses finished off with inverted console-scrolls to top stage and ball
finished dies above dome cornice. Bold cornice over 5th floor and eaves cornice to
sheer attic. The mansard has corniced and segmental pedimented dormers and massive
banded chimney stacks. Garland enriched aprons and cartouches to 3rd, 4th and 5th floor
Similar return to Savoy Court but without bay windows. Simpson's retains its original
Edwardian restaurant interiors, some of the rooms with decoration in the Neo-Adam style.


Listing NGR: TQ3051180743

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