THE JEWEL HOUSE (OR TOWER) OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1225529
Date first listed:
05-Feb-1970
Statutory Address:
THE JEWEL HOUSE (OR TOWER) OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, OLD PALACE YARD SW1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE JEWEL HOUSE (OR TOWER) OF THE PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, OLD PALACE YARD SW1

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 30148 79387

Details

TQ 3079 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER OLD PALACE YARD, SW1 101/11 (south side) The Jewel House (or Tower) 5.2.70 of the Palace of Westminster G.V. I Royal Treasure House or repository forming the south west corner of the former Privy Palace. 1364-66, by Henry Yevele, with windows and parapet renewed 1718-19. Principally stone rubble with Portland stone dressed windows. L plan tower, with north polygonal stair turret. 3 storeys. Entrance in re-entrant angle. Round arched windows in the Hugh May (Windsor) or Vanbrugh manner. Interior has tierceron vaults in basement similar to those of the former Cellarer's Building No. 20 Dean's Yard, Broad Sanctuary, q.v. 1st floor has C.17 brick vaulted strong room with iron door dated 1621. History of the King's Works; Howard Colvin ed. Archaeological Journal, 1964

Listing NGR: TQ3014879387

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
421946
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, (1964)
Allen Brown, R, Colvin, H M, Taylor, A J, 'History of The Kings Works' in History of the Kings Works the Middle Ages, (1963)

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: 21 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03836/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Miss Patricia Philpott. Source Historic England Archive
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