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Lord High Admiral Public House

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.4911 / 51°29'27"N

Longitude: -0.1352 / 0°8'6"W

OS Eastings: 529557

OS Northings: 178554

OS Grid: TQ295785

Mapcode National: GBR FM.SN

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LSV9

Plus Code: 9C3XFVR7+CW

Entry Name: Lord High Admiral Public House

Listing Date: 22 December 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246696

English Heritage Legacy ID: 472005

Location: Tachbrook, Westminster, London, SW1V

County: Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Tachbrook

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James the Less Pimlico

Church of England Diocese: London

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105/10143 Lord High Admiral Public House


Public house, attached to Charlwood House (q.v.). Design won in competition in 1961 by John Darbourne; structure built 1964-67, interior fitted out 1968-9; architects Darbourne and Darke, Geoffrey Darke the partner in charge, with W D Shepherd, Chief Architect to Ind Coope Ltd., associated architect. Loadbearing brickwork with concrete floors, hand-made red and purple multi-coloured facings used outside and in. Pub entered via private patio. Large timber windows with timber door to right; above fascia a planting box part of the composition fronting first-floor publican's flat. Public house on three half-levels. Entrance on raised ground floor, whence steps lead down to main bar on half-landing, with steps at rear to basement games room (originally intended for dining). Bar with original timber counter and back bar. Timber ceiling with some areas of cork. The combination of exposed brick, some painted, and timber boarding is characteristic of the late 1960s architect-designed public house, blending modern planning with traditional materials. This was an exceptional example when it was built, and was extensively reviewed; it remains little altered and is a remarkable survival. It is also an important and integral element of Darbourne and Darke's award-winning and epoch-making Lillington Gardens scheme. It replaced a public house of the same name which was demolished. It was admired for 'its consistency of approach' (Architects' Journal, 15 April 1970).

Listing NGR: TQ2956178551

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