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26, King Street Wc2

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5115 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.1254 / 0°7'31"W

OS Eastings: 530186

OS Northings: 180838

OS Grid: TQ301808

Mapcode National: GBR JD.0B

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.S82M

Plus Code: 9C3XGV6F+HV

Entry Name: 26, King Street Wc2

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275193

English Heritage Legacy ID: 413128

Location: Westminster, London, WC2E

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 Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

15.1.73 No. 26
Office block. 1860 rebuild by Arthur Allom with Mathew Digby Wyatt as
consultant. Stucco, slate roof. Eclectic Italianate palazzo design. 4
storeys and basement. Wedge shape site, 9 windows wide aligned on Garrick
Street, bowed corner and 3 window return to Rose Street and bowed corner
with 1 window wide front to King Street. Channelled pier ground floor with
central doorway and windows recessed in splayed reveals with segmental,
mask keystoned arches, the doorway and flanking windows slightly advanced
with the piers vermiculated and the ground floor entablature broken forward
in turn on consoles with the dentil cornice raised in pediment over
doorway. 1st floor sashes recessed in enriched concave reveals with triple
keystones to flat arches. 2nd floor sashes in architrave surrounds with
panelled keystones. 3rd floor has small semicircular arched windows
separated by large moulded panels with concave corners. Plinth, rusticated
block quoins, sill bands, band course, moulded frieze and prominent
enriched crowning cornice. The smaller scaled single bay to King Street,
beyond quoining, has rusticated round arched and keystoned doorway with
pediment, archivolted and keyed 1st floor window, plain architraved and
keyed 2nd floor sash and inscribed round arched 3rd floor window with key
extending into frieze. Cast iron 1st floor window guards. Cast iron area
railings finialed and with anthemion standards. Interior has hexagonal
vestibule, out of which rises the main staircase, the domed ceiling opened
at the crown by a circular 1st floor landing gallery.
Survey of London; Vol.XXXVI.

Listing NGR: TQ3018280841

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