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

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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

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

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

Legacy System number:
209700
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: 05 Oct 2003
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