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Seymour Leisure Centre

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5186 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1641 / 0°9'50"W

OS Eastings: 527481

OS Northings: 181557

OS Grid: TQ274815

Mapcode National: GBR 79.BT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.33M6

Entry Name: Seymour Leisure Centre

Listing Date: 22 March 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428856

Location: Westminster, Greater London Authority, W1H

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Bryanston and Dorset Square

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Bryanston Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

Bryanston Place
TQ 2781 NW, NE
42/118 & 43/118 . Seymour Leisure Centre
(includes Seymour Leisure Centre
Seymour Place)
Public baths and laundry, now leisure centre. 1935-7, by Kenneth Cross
for St Marylebone Borough Council. Purple brick with red brick window
architraves and Portland stone dressings; gabled Spanish tile roofs;
brick ridge stacks. "Courtyard plan" with first-class swimming pool to
centre. Renaissance "palazzo" style. 2-storey, 15-bay elevation to
Bryanston Place. Revealed metal doors, in Art Deco style, set in 3
semi-circular arched stone architraves to centre; Carved stone medallions
to spandrels. Metal glazing bars in Art Deco style to all windows:
semi-circular arched architraves to full-height ground floor windows, and
square-headed rectangular first-floor windows, with 3 moulded stone
architraves to centre. Modillioned stone cornice; bell cupola. Similar
11-bay elevation to Seymour Place; 12-bay elevation to Shouldham Street has
sashes set in square-headed architraves with sunk aprons; moulded stone
door architrave to left and 2 similar but wider door architraves each
surmounted by sash set in raised architrave with ramped sides and open
stone pediment. Interior: metal balustrades to staircases in entrance
halls. Main (large) swimming pool is roofed over with reinforced concrete
elliptical arches supporting windows of stepped section, directly derived
from The Royal Horticultural Hall of 1927-8 but ultimately from European
prototypes such as Freyssinet's Orly Airport Hangers, 1921-3.
The pool, built so as to convert into cinema, sports or meeting hall as
desired, is surrounded by spectator galleries with metal balustrades
and has prosceni1JI1feature to one end.

Listing NGR: TQ2748181557

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

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