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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1064686



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City and County of the City of London

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199429

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DOWGATE HILL EC4 1. 5002 (West Side) Nos 8 and 9 (Skinners' Hall) TQ 3280 NE 16/421 4.1.50.


2. Includes Nos 8 and 9 Cloak Lane. Late C17, altered. Late C18 front range, 3 storeys plus slated mansard. Distinguished painted facade, 5 windows. Rusticated, arcaded ground storey with order of 4 Ionic pilasters above, supporting enriched frieze and pediment with sculpture in tympanum. Entrance at either side, that to south leading through finely vaulted passage to courtyard with decorative iron gates. Pairs of later C19 cast iron lamp standards to each entrance. No 9 is a plain, southward continuation in pinkish brick. Dated 1779 on lead rainwater head. 2 windows. Round arched doorway. 1 dormer in tiled mansard. Rear of pinkish brick with painted cornice and parapet. 2 lead rainwater heads. Tiled roof. Courtyard has late C19/early C20 cloister of Portland stone on 3 sides with C18 railing set on top of boundary wall to south. To west is hall with former kitchen to north. Basically late C17, of red and black brick with segmentally arched windows (mostly blocked), painted cornice and parapet. Richly carved, arched doorcase with segmental pediment. Elaborated window above with iron balcony. Interior of hall remodelled in C19 and later, with wainscot, enriched plaster ceiling etc and screens entry with gallery over. Upper walls decorated with fine series of paintings by Sir Frank Brangwyn. Mid C19 vaulted corridor to west has 3, tall reliefs by Anning Bell. Rear wing contains very fine original staircase its walls altered in C18 and part removed recently to open up old Court room which is largely C20. Present Court room on 1st floor is unusually fine late C17 room with cedar panelling etc and relatively modern ceiling in old style. Panelled committee room of same date to south. Exposed exterior of this wing of patched red brick with parapet etc of yellow brick. Storey bands. 2 C18 lead rainwater heads. Modern, arcaded screen-wall in front. Lower, irregular wing to south with wine vaults beneath. Early C20 north front to Cloaks Lane of red brick and Portland stone in modified 'Wren' style. 3 storeys plus slated mansard. 4 windows 2 arched openings to ground storey 1 with wooden gates and coat of arms in iron grille above. Window and secondary door in centre linked. Big, modillion cornice and 3 dormers. Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: TQ3253980866

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32558 80861


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