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IoE Number: 214347
Photographer: Mr Frank Edge LRPS
Date Photographed: 06 October 2002
Date listed: 28 June 1952
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1985
Grade II*

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SJ 39 SWJAMES STREETL23/670No. 30(Albion House)

SJ 39 SW JAMES STREET L2 3/670 No. 30 (Albion House) (formerly listed as No. 30 White 28.6.52 Star Building) - II* Office building. 1896-8. Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle for the White Star Shipping Line. A symmetrical design. 6 storeys of varying heights and attics, 5 bays to James Street and 3 bays to The Strand. Basement and ground floor of ashlar with rusticated dressings, the upper storeys brick banded with stone. Round-arched, concave entrance with keystone and rusticated columns, broken pediment with window and iron balcony in tympanum. Windows below the brickwork are sashed with glazing bars, those above are mostly casements. 2nd floor windows have iron balconies and moulded architraves with triple keystones and cornices. 2 floors above with paired windows. Angle turret, and 2 turrets and gable on Strand facade. Corner turrets with cupola and finials to The Strand flanking large triangular gable (rebuilt after war damage). Large banded stacks. Recessed porch behind cast iron gates continues the rustication and has coffered ceiling. A dramatic and influential essay in Shaw's polychromatic manner.

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