TQ3179 : Westminster Bridge House, Lambeth

taken 6 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

Westminster Bridge House, Lambeth
Westminster Bridge House, Lambeth
Former office block of the London Necropolis Company Terminus. Dated 1900. By
Cyril B Tubbs, general manager of the Necropolis Company, and Mr Andrews,
engineer, of the London and South-West Railway. Brick, with granite base to
the street facade, terracotta detailing and slate roof. Four storeys with a
fifth in the mansard roof; mezzanine inserted in second half of C20. The
ground floor consists of a massive segmental arch in grey granite with moulded
chamfering and an elaborately carved keystone, under a fascia said to be
inscribed 'LONDON NECROPOLIS'. The first, second and third floors are faced
with rusticated brickwork; the central windows of the first and second floors
are framed by a centrepiece consisting, on the first floor, of four engaged
columns and entablature, in terracotta and, on the second floor of two pairs of
square columns each consisting of brickwork and terracotta quoins, and each
pair supporting a 'stilted' pediment decorated with a cartouche and fronds of
Art Nouveau ornament. The third floor is topped by a massive semicircular
pediment, elaborately detailed in terracotta, and embracing the whole width of
the facade. A semicircular panel of ornament in the tympanum bears the date
'1900'. Interior: Architraves of original design survive round the doors and
windows on the first and second floors.
This building originally formed the street frontage for the London Necropolis
Company's Terminus; the other buildings, which extended to the south and west
as far as Newnham Terrace, have been demolished in the 1940s.
J M Clarke, The Brookwood Necropolis Railway, 1988.
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In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
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There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  City, Town centre  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3104 7950 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.9555N 0:6.8138W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3105 7951
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Former Railway Company Property  Housing  London 

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