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207-209, Piccadilly W1

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

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XGV57+MP

Entry Name: 207-209, Piccadilly W1

Listing Date: 30 May 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265806

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423870

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1Y

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 James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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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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