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Main Block of the County Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lambeth, London

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Latitude: 51.502 / 51°30'7"N

Longitude: -0.1189 / 0°7'8"W

OS Eastings: 530659

OS Northings: 179791

OS Grid: TQ306797

Mapcode National: GBR KH.GR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.WHHY

Plus Code: 9C3XGV2J+QC

Entry Name: Main Block of the County Hall

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203997

Also known as: County Hall, London
London County Hall

ID on this website: 101358192

Location: City of Westminster, Lambeth, London, SE1

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishop's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Waterloo St John with St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Tagged with: City hall Edwardian architecture Seat of local government

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5023 (west side)

Main block of
The County Hall
TQ 3079 2/35 19.10.51


1911-1933 by Ralph Knott. Long symmetrical main west elevation to river. Five
storeys of Portland stone ashlar with a steep mansard roof with dark tiles and
2 tiers of dormers. Rusticated ground floor and end pavilions. Deep concave
central section in segmental curve of 19 bays, windows framed in giant Ionic
order. Attic stage above has round windows alternating with carved escutcheons.
Varying classical window treatments. Dramatic emphasis provided by tall niches,
at salient points, holding heroic size sculptured figures. Other elevations
similar, but eastern (entrance) front simpler. South front has members' entrance
though tall arch to high vaulted passage leading to inner courtyard.

Listing NGR: TQ3065979791

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