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Latitude: 51.5067 / 51°30'24"N
Longitude: -0.1287 / 0°7'43"W
OS Eastings: 529970
OS Northings: 180305
OS Grid: TQ299803
Mapcode National: GBR HG.81
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QDB8
Entry Name: Admiralty Arch, First Sea Lord's Residence and Offices, Balustrades and Steps
Listing Date: 5 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1238982
English Heritage Legacy ID: 416684
Location: Westminster, London, SW1A
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 Martin-in-the-Fields
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 SE and TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER THE MALL, SW1
Admiralty Arch, First Sea
5.2.70 Lord's Residence and
Offices, Balustrades and
Offices and official residence block incorporating triumphal arch. 1906-11
by Sir Aston Webb as entrance to ceremonial approach to Buckingham Palace
and part of the national monument to Queen Victoria. Portland stone, slate
roofs. Late Roman Baroque derived design in Webb's version of Edwardian
Mannerist Classicism. Concave elevations to the Mall and to "place" formed
towards Trafalgar Square ingeniously disguising the unavoidable change of
axis. 2 storeys, attic storey, dormered mansard and basement (but 3
storeys within 2 storey height to the south west office wing) and with
massive blind crowning attic over triumphal arch centrepiece. 6-window
wide wings flanking 11-window, wide centrepiece containing the banded
rusticated triple carriage archways, the pedestrian archways piercing the
advanced end bays of the centrepiece. Engaged modified Corinthian giant
columns to triumphal arch centrepiece and similar giant pilaster order to
wings with architraved glazing bar sashes with segmental heads under
enriched cornices to main floor. Continuous main entablature beneath
channelled attic storey with balustraded parapet and crowning blind attic
of centrepiece with bronze inscription finished off with cornice and
blocking course. The single bay return ends of wings to the Mall
channelled and pedimented with sculpted seated figures at foot of panel
with cartouche of arms. Ornamental bronze gates to carriage archways.
Stone balustrade between panelled dies to basement areas, carried out in
curving arms, with shallow flights of steps, to define "rond point"
forecourt on the Mall side.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
London 1900; AD Profiles 13.
Listing NGR: TQ2996980306
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