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ALBERT BUILDINGS

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: ALBERT BUILDINGS

List entry Number: 1079140

Location

ALBERT BUILDINGS, 39-53, QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4

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

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1977

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199700

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4 1. 5002 (South Side) Nos 39 to 53 (odd) (Albert Buildings) TQ 3281 SW 9/N/1 TQ 3280 NW 15/N/1

II

2. 1871 by F J Ward; occupying one side of a triangular island site, the main and return elevations being continuous around the rounded corners; 4 storeys, painted stone Italian gothic facade consisting of superimposed arcades in an uninterrupted series of identical bays at each storey, the repetitive pattern varied only by a 5 storey centre section on the main Queen Victoria Street front. 20 bays on this frontage; ground floor shops each of 2 bays width between piers with foliated caps; moulded lintols; enriched 1st floor cill band above which the 1st floor arcade has attached columns with acanthus caps carrying stilted segmental arches, each arched opening of 2 bays width over recessed pairs of round headed windows with attached colonettes; narrower (single bay) arcade to rounded corners at this level. At 2nd floor an arcade of round headed windows with colonettes, pointed arched drip moulds, carved labels and enriched spandrels. At 3rd floor, squat piers with carved caps and windows with moulded segmental stilted arched heads. Bold corbel table at 2nd floor and enriched band at 3rd floor cill level, the entire elevation crowned by a cornice composed of these 2 elements combined, surmounted by a pierced parapet with widely spaced round headed lucarnes. The cornice is interrupted by the 8 bay quasi-attic centre, its place being taken by corbelled balconettes to the round headed windows which are deeply recessed in an arcade of pointed arches. The raised centre is crowned by a cornice nearly identical to that over the main facade.

Listing NGR: TQ3243280998

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32438 81000

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