ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1066823

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1970

Statutory Address: ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET, ESSEX STREET WC2

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ESSEX WATERGATE CLOSING SOUTH END OF STREET, ESSEX STREET WC2

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 31101 80903

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 209700

Legacy System: LBS

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