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ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET

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.

Name: ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET

List entry Number: 1066823

Location

ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET, ESSEX STREET WC2

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1970

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209700

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 3180 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ESSEX STREET, WC2 74/10 Essex Watergate 14.1.70 Closing south end of street GV II G.V. II "Triumphal" gateway. c1676 built by Barbon as a terminal feature to his "polite" Essex Street development, screening his commercial development of the wharf below. Damaged during World War II, the gateway was repaired and incorporated into the 1953 building across the end of the street. Pseudo-Roman pomp and circumstance. Giant order of fluted Corinthian pilasters on pedestals supporting archivolt arch. A typical piece of Barbon bravura "pour epater les bourgeois".

Listing NGR: TQ3109780907

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31101 80903

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