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Latitude: 51.5092 / 51°30'32"N
Longitude: -0.1357 / 0°8'8"W
OS Eastings: 529473
OS Northings: 180561
OS Grid: TQ294805
Mapcode National: GBR FF.P5
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LBMF
Entry Name: 207-209, Piccadilly W1
Listing Date: 30 May 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1265806
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423870
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 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER PICCADILLY Wl
70/85 (south side)
30-5-72 Nos 207 to 209 (consec)
Corner block of bank chambers. 1892-94 by Alfred Waterhouse but
following earlier design by John Robinson. Stone faced. Busy,
tightly reticulated facade with free handling of classical-Renaissance
motifs. Lofty banking hall and mezzanine, 3 upper storeys and
dormered attic. 3 bays to Piccadilly, canted corner with entrance
and 3 bay return. The corner entrance is framed by free Ionic
order supporting a draped sheild and supporters within segmental
arched aedicule; secondary round headed entrance to westernmost
bay to right with mullion-transomed mezzanine lights; tripartite
windows to banking hall. Rusticated pilaster order articulates
ground floor and, defining the tiers of stone mullioned upper
floor windows, rises through entablature to the shell decorated
frieze of 3rd floor sill course, is continued through 3rd floor by
monogrammed. lesenes up to bracketed main cornice and rises through
attic to be finished off with ornately architectured finials.
Breaking from the main cornice a series of segmented pediments crown
the window tiers. The attic pinnacles frame fretted panels alter-
nating with paired mullion-transom windows.
Survey of London; vol XXIX
Listing NGR: TQ2947380561
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