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The Travellers Club

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5068 / 51°30'24"N

Longitude: -0.1331 / 0°7'59"W

OS Eastings: 529663

OS Northings: 180298

OS Grid: TQ296802

Mapcode National: GBR GG.81

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.ND08

Entry Name: The Travellers Club

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266151

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422825

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

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

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER PALL MALL, SW1
82/61 (south side)
5.2.70 No. 106: The Travellers'
Club
G.V. I
Gentlemen's Club. 1828-32 by Charles Barry. Stucco faced with rusticated
stone quoins and eaves cornice, low pitch Roman tile roof. Epoch-making,
astylar, Italian Renaissance palazzo design, the first of Barry's clubs. 2
tall storeys on podium-basement. 5 windows wide. Entrance in right hand
bay, approached by flight of steps, tall architraved doorway with narrow
panelled jambs and scrolled consoles carrying bold dentilled cornice.
Recessed glazing bar sashes, those on ground floor in slightly eared
architraves rising from pedestal course with apron panels flanked by
consoles below and pulvinated friezes and moulded cornices above; those on
1st floor in fluted Corinthian pilastered and pedimented aedicules also
rising from a pedestal-course with panelled pedestals flanking open
balustrading in front of lower part of windows underlined by the
guilloche-enriched ground floor cornice. Richly modelled Roman eaves
cornice dentilled and modillioned and with lion-head stops to the cymatium.
Stone balustrade to area raised on high double plinth, the dies surmounted
by fluted iron lampstandards with "tazza" burners. Garden front, with
smooth faced rustication to ground floor and mock-coursing to 1st floor,
quoins etc., has 1:3:1 window grouping; vermiculated and rusticated
surrounds to ground floor windows; 1st floor windows have shell ornamented
tympana to their archivolt arched recesses flanked by Corinthian fluted
pilasters and pierced mock Venetian balconettes. This front is finished
off with a rich Vignolesque entablature and rising above this southern
pitch of the roof is a former smoking-room belvedere added by Barry in
1842-43 with arcaded fenestration and flanking panels and niches; large
chimney stacks composed of 5 shafts united by entablature. Fine interior
organised about open Italianate cortile behind which is the staircase
surmounted by small dome with Raphaelesque decorative painting by F. Sang;
principal room is the tripartite library, behind 1st floor of garden front,
with pairs of dividing columns and cast of Bassae frieze; ground floor
coffee-room similarly tripartite with pillars, etc.; the interior
decoration principally of 1843.
Survey of London; Vol. XXIX.


Listing NGR: TQ2966880289

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