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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB

List entry Number: 1066072

Location

THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1
THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, WHITEHALL COURT SW1
THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, WHITEHALL PLACE SW1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 207622

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL COURT SW1 83/60 The National 5.2.70 Liberal Club GV II* Club and flats block continuing Whitehall Court. 1884-1887, by Alfred Waterhouse. Portland stone, slate roofs. Closely related in style and continuing main lines of Whitehall Court, q.v. but rather more Flemish Renaissance in detail and with tautly composed late Gothic "belfry" tower to north-east corner. 5 and 6 storeys with gabled pavilions and dormered mansard. Tripartite window groups separate gabled pavilions, one to Whitehall Court, one splayed to corner and 2 to Whitehall Place angled front terminating in tower; Embankment Gardens-nave front with similar gabled pavilions and terrace overlooking gardens; Pilaster mullion- transom windows, set in loggias on top floors of pavilions which have 3 storey canted bays. Enriched string courses and stone balconies;shaped pediment gable flanked by finials; tall stone chimney stacks. The polygonal "belfry" corner tower has rich Goth decoration and tracery to lofty windows and rises a full storey above the roof line;finished off with a conical spire. Ornately balustraded stone terrace above gardens. The interiors are lavishly and completely faced by Waterhouse in glazed, ornately patterned, terracotta tiling including the columns; the principal staircase, of marble rising in an unsupported oval sweep trough 3 storeys, is, however, an insertion of 1950-51 by Clyde Young and Engle. Part of the remarkable Whitehall roofscape.

Listing NGR: TQ3030080242

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30300 80242

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