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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: MAIN BLOCK OF THE COUNTY HALL

List entry Number: 1358192

Location

MAIN BLOCK OF THE COUNTY HALL, BELVEDERE ROAD SE1

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityLambethLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203997

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. BELVEDERE ROAD SE1 5023 (west side) Main block of The County Hall TQ 3079 2/35 19.10.51

II*

2. 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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National Grid Reference: TQ 30659 79791

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