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Trafalgar Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5071 / 51°30'25"N

Longitude: -0.1269 / 0°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 530091

OS Northings: 180352

OS Grid: TQ300803

Mapcode National: GBR HF.NX

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RC8Z

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4F+V6

Entry Name: Trafalgar Buildings

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1266434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421608

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2N

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

83/38 (south side)
Trafalgar Buildings
Offices; former grand hotel. 1881-82 by F and H Francis. Stone, slate roofs.
Large "Second Empire" palatial hotel block with quadrant return to Whitehall.
5 storeys and dormered mansard with 2 Trench square dome pavilion-roofs. 9 bays
wide continued by 5-bay quadrant corner. Ground floor has central archivolt
arched entrance and altered shop fronts articulated by polished granite
pilasters carrying entablature. Upper floors have architraved windows, as
tripartite sashes to pavilions and to centre range on 1st and 2nd floors, with
cornices. Bowed window to centre on 2nd floor. The 2nd and 3rd floors
articulated by giant pilaster order supporting main entablature; attic storey
with 3 architraved Diocletian windows in line with pavilion roofs and to
corner; stone pedimented dormers linked by balustrade with full 2nd attic
storeys of 3 windows, the central one pedimented, above which rise the square domes
each pierced by oeil-de-boeuf. Prominent corner site in relation to Trafalgar
Square. Northumberland Avenue was opened in 1876 and became a street of grand
hotels in the 1880s.

Listing NGR: TQ3009180352

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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