Mansion House


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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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


TQ 3281 SE 10/259

MANSION HOUSE STREET EC2 (south side) Mansion House


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


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

Legacy System number: 199614

Legacy System: LBS

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