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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: WHITEHALL COURT

List entry Number: 1266894

Location

WHITEHALL COURT, HORSEGUARDS AVENUE SW1
WHITEHALL COURT, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1
WHITEHALL COURT, WHITEHALL COURT 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.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 207621

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER WHITEHALL COURT SW1 83/68 5.2.70 Whitehall Court GV II* Mansion block of flats. 1884 by Thomas Archer and A. Green. Portland stone, slate roofs. Vast elaborated pile with exuberant French Renaissance, Chateaux de la Loire inspired details. 8 and 9 storeys on basement with a further 1 and 2 storeys of attics in fantastic, pyramidal pavilion roofscape. 2 main pavilions to Embankment Gardens - river front; 4 pavilions to Whitehall Court, the main one with flanking cupolaed bays. 3 iron and glass canopied doorways. 2 and 3-light pilastered or colonnetted windows; those in main pavilions set back in semicircular arched loggias, in some cases run through 2 storeys; elaborate shaped and pedimented gabled dormers with finials rising in tiers against the pavilion roofs which are crowned by finialed cupolas; Chambord-like forest of ornamental chimney stacks. Enriched string courses and cornices. Decorative iron work balconies and window guards. Interior distribution fully serviced from the beginning with lifts; light wells with stained glass to corridors and landings, mosaic floors, etc. The roofscape makes a spectacular contribution to the view of Whitehall from St. James's Park.

Listing NGR: TQ3028980163

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30289 80163

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