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157-160, PICCADILLY W1 (See details for further address information)

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5074 / 51°30'26"N

Longitude: -0.141 / 0°8'27"W

OS Eastings: 529114

OS Northings: 180356

OS Grid: TQ291803

Mapcode National: GBR DF.JT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.HCTS

Plus Code: 9C3XGV45+XJ

Entry Name: 157-160, PICCADILLY W1 (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265803

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423860

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, W1J

County: 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 George, Hanover Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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81/66 (south side)
30-5-72 Nos. 157 to 160 (consec.)
(including Nos. 1 to 3
(cons.) Arlington Street)


Large bank and office block. 1921 by Curtis Green. Stone faced, slate roof Imperial classicism. 4 main storeys, attic storey and steep, dormered mansard. 3 wide bays. Ground floor, including mezzanine, rusticated with 2 plain central Doric piers supporting large semi-circular arched openings with scrolled keystones; bronze window-frames and mezzanine glazing screened by ornate wrought-iron work. Central entrance with secondary doorway to right. A giant order of fluted Corinthian columns, coupled each side of centre, articulate the vertically linked and set-back painted metal windows and aprons and support a deep entablature. Plainer attic storey with pilaster strips flanking 3 windows. 4 dormers with pediments in roof Similar but plainer return to Arlington Street with giant order of Doric pilasters. INTERIOR: Rich and intact banking hall of unusually high quality .Vaulted ceiling carried on Tuscan Doric columns. To the rear, a pair of side stairs rising to a gallery .Oriental scheme of interior decoration: red lacquer columns, U -shaped run of counters in black and gold, striking marble pavement in black and white. Counter screens not original. Original light-fittings with later attachments.
Awarded RIBA bronze medal in 1922.

Listing NGR: TQ2912080348

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