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Latitude: 51.5054 / 51°30'19"N
Longitude: -0.1379 / 0°8'16"W
OS Eastings: 529330
OS Northings: 180144
OS Grid: TQ293801
Mapcode National: GBR FG.6J
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.KFF8
Entry Name: 1 AND 2, ST JAMES'S STREET SW1 (See details for further address information)
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264867
English Heritage Legacy ID: 426718
Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y
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 James Piccadilly
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 2980 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S STREET SW1
81/105 (East side)
Nos 1 and 2 (including
24.2.58 No 64 Pall Mall)
Corner block of offices. 1882 by R. Norman Shaw for the Alliance
Insurance Company. Red brick with plenty of stone dressings in
richly striated chromatism and moulded brick decorative panels.
Tiled roofs. "Queen Anne" closedly based on Flemish Renaissance
and French models. 4 tall storeys, basement, 2 storeyed attics
in gables and 5 storey corner turret. 6 windows wide to St.
James's Street, the 3 to left in slightly advanced gabled break.
Stone banded ground floor has 2 large semicircular shop windows
flanking enriched doorway with entablature - the window arches deep
and moulded with alternating stone and cut brick voussoirs. Upper
floors have mullion-transom windows, tall on 1st floor with 2
transoms, enriched heads and capitals carved on dividing piers.
Figured brick and stone friezes and panels. Sill bands and cornices.
The gable shaped with scrolled kneelers and pediment capping. The
corner turret corbelled out from ground floor has mannerist
pediments to windows and finialed roof. Return to Pall Mall has
2 similar large shop windows and similar fenestration and details
to 5 bays above crowned by similar gable. 1st floor cast iron
balconies on stone corbelling to both fronts. Lofty stone dressed
stacks. Influential commercial design.
R. Norman Shaw: Andrew Saint
Survey of London; vol XVIX
Listing NGR: TQ2933080144
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