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Church Commissioners Building - Millbank, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 29.846 W 000° 07.552
30U E 699493 N 5709060
Quick Description: This door is attached to the former Church Commissioners building on the west side of Millbank at the junction with Great College Street. The door is in the Millbank side of the building.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/1/2015 11:04:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMNAKF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

The Church Commissioners have vacated the building that is now used by the House of Lords. The stone carving around the door shows a connection with the church as the carvings show church related coats-of-arms.

The door is made from solid timber and is decorated with symmetrical carvings. The symmetry is lost where the handle and key hole are located and those items are almost lost in the carvings.

The building is Grade II* listed with the entry at the English Heritage website telling us:

Large island block of offices. 1903 by W.D. Caroe. Red brick with lavish Portland stone dressings, slate roofs. An eclectic yet sophisticated Free Style northern Renaissance design including Renaissance Plateresque motifs, only slightly asymmetrical and with "rational" expression of staircase fenestration, 5 and 6 storeys plus 2 tiers of dormered attics. Close set window ranges and corner "staircase towers". Recessed entrance bays to Millbank and to Little College Street with enriched stone doorcases. Stone dressed sash and mullioned-transomed casements with scrolled pediments on 1st floor. The central range of windows to each front through 1st to 2nd floors are prominently articulated by scrolled buttresses with Plateresque pinnacles. Bowed oriels to outer bays. Arcaded loggias to top floor. Shaped gables in parapet and pyramidal roofed corner towers.

Type of material of the door: Wood

Functional door?: Yes

Location of this door/way: On private property

Is it accessable only by paid admission": No

Style: Gothic

Address or physical location:
2 Millbank London United Kingdom


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