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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: 1079107



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: II

Date first listed: 05-Jun-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 13-Feb-1991

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199798

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TQ 3180 NW VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, EC4 13/161 Sion College and attached railings (Formerly listed as Sion College)



College building. 1886 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. Ground floor extension 1965-6. Red brick with stone dressings. Tudor Gothic style. Irregular storeys and fenestration. Entrance now removed to John Carpenter Street return. Ground floor projecting extension of vertically set windows in narrow recesses extends across the front of the return to No 9 Carmelite Street (qv). 1st floor to left, 5-light. traceried window centre 3-lights forming an oriel, surmounted by a battlemented parapet. Central hall with double-height 5-light traceried window through 1st and 2nd floors surmounted by a cusped balustrade, behind which a diaper patterned pediment; buttress to left terminating in an octagonal feature with domed roof; octagonal stair tower to right with slit windows and terminating in a traceried belvedere with pointed roof. To right, the original projecting, buttressed entrance; ground floor converted to 3-light traceried window, above paired 2-light windows and pediment with blind tracery flanked by tall finials. Entrance on return of porch with moulded ogee arch having fine carved stone insets including grotesque masks and armorial devices; spandrels of blind tracery with carved shields. Above, a panel of blind tracery. Buttressed return of irregular traceried fenestration; right hand angle with facetted stair tower having paired slit lights. Attached wrought and cast iron railings to areas. Built as a social centre and library for the clergy of London. Sion College forms a group with No 9 Carmelite Street.

Listing NGR: TQ3149380858

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31493 80858


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