Mansion House

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1064604
Date first listed:
04-Jan-1950
Statutory Address:
Mansion House, Mansion House Street EC2
Statutory Address:
Mansion House, Walbrook EC4

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Location

Statutory Address:
Mansion House, Mansion House Street EC2
Statutory Address:
Mansion House, Walbrook EC4

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32669 81070

Details

TQ 3281 SE 10/259

MANSION HOUSE STREET EC2 (south side) Mansion House

4.1.50

GV I 1739 to 1753, by Dance the Elder. Monumental, classical building with rusticated ground storey and order of Corinthian columns and pilasters through two main storeys plus attic above entablature. Altered roof storey behind crowning balustrade/parapet. Narrow north front has eight-columned portico with richly carved tympanum to pediment. Balustraded steps at either side (altered in C19). Long returns to east and west relatively plain but for pilastered end pavilions with large, round-arched windows above Venetian openings. Small Doric portico to west at ground floor level, now main entrance. South elevation entirely plain of yellow brick above ground storey. Numerous iron escape staircases. Ground floor windows have decorative C19 iron grilles.

Interior has been altered, especially roofing of courtyard, but retains much of its exceptionally rich original decoration. Two staircases, two largest rooms are ballroom to north, and Egyptian hall to south rising through whole height of building. Much C19 sculpture.

Listing NGR: TQ3266481066

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
199614
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 03 Sep 2000
Reference: IOE01/02649/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Bob Manekshaw. Source Historic England Archive
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