Credit Lyonnais

3 Sep 2000
Credit Lyonnais, 39 And 40 Lombard Street Ec3, City Of London, Greater London, EC3V 9AA
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5002 LOMBARD STREET EC3 (South Side)

Nos 39 and 40 (Credit Lyonnais) TQ 3280 NE 16/N/9 1.8.75.



1868 by Francis; stone, opulent Italianate; 9 bays to Lombard Street, splayed corner and 6 bays to Gracechurch Street; 4 main storeys, each distinguished by pilasters or columns and an entablature. Segmental heads of basement windows guarded by iron railings in a surbase with projecting panelled pedestals above which the ground floor blocked pilasters with carved caps; ornamental keystones to round headed ground floor windows penetrate architrave and frieze of entablature; at first floor a pedestalled Corinthian order of pilasters with attached unfluted columns (coupled at either end and over entrance); balustrades between pedestals guarding windows with pediment hoods on console brackets; entablature with pulvinated frieze and dentilled cornice broken forward over each column to support carved consoles buttressing panelled pilasters at second floor level; second floor windows segment headed with moulded architraves and lion mask keystones; dentilled cornice above which third floor with panelled pilasters with carved caps; third floor windows round-headed, a pair to each bay with carved keystones penetrating the architrave of the crowning entablature which breaks forward over every bay division and is enriched with brackets and roundels in the frieze and surmounted by a balustrade. Arched main entrance with mask keystone in the wider 5th bay on the Lombard Street front; this bay emphasized by a richer treatment with tripartite window compositions to upper floors; reclining female figure sculpture over segmental pediment to 1st floor windows in this bay; similar treatment to narrower splayed corner bay. ..

Listing NGR: TQ3293980955


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1306 IOE Records taken by Rob Manekshaw; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Bob Manekshaw. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Manekshaw, Bob

Rights Holder: Manekshaw, Bob


Stone, Victorian Office, Unassigned, Building