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Admiralty House

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5055 / 51°30'19"N

Longitude: -0.1273 / 0°7'38"W

OS Eastings: 530066

OS Northings: 180172

OS Grid: TQ300801

Mapcode National: GBR HG.KH

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.RF16

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4F+63

Entry Name: Admiralty House

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1267114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207594

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, SW1A

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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83/65 (West side )
5.2.70 Admiralty House
First Lord of the Admiralty's residence. 1786-88 by S. P. Cockerell. Stock
brick with Portland stone dressings, slate roof. Well-proportioned, restrained
neo-classical front to Whitehall, plain rear to Horse Guards Parade; fine
interiors. Built as enlarged residenceforthe First Lord the house has no main
entrance but is entered from south wing of Admiralty. 3 storeys, basement and
dormered hipped roof. Whitehall front 3 windows widely spaced with recessed
centre. Ground floor screened by Portland stone forecourt/terrace wall with 2
plain doorways each end, finished off with band cornice and blocking course topped
by cast iron balustrade. The 1st floor recessed glazing bar sashes are set in
semicircular arched panels, the central window of Venetian design. Pseudo-
parapet applied to 1st floor with blind balustrade panels below windows. Stone
cornice and blocking course. Horse Guards Parade front 5 windows wide; plain recessed
glazing bar sashes; first floor sill cornice, crowning cornice and blocking course.
Fine interior with segmental vaulted, Roman Doric pilastered hall and a screen of
same columns towards staircase (cast iron "rostral column" stove in niche); stone
staircase with elegant wrought iron balustrade rising in single and divided arms
with balconied main landings, lit by oval glazed dome; principal rooms on ground
floor with reset chimney pieces in the Kent style of c.1721, etc.
Survey of London; vol XVI
History of the King's Works; vol VI

Listing NGR: TQ3006680172

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