LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1357360
Date first listed:
15-Jan-1973
Date of most recent amendment:
01-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM, COVENT GARDEN WC2
Statutory Address:
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM, WELLINGTON STREET WC2

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Location

Statutory Address:
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM, COVENT GARDEN WC2
Statutory Address:
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM, WELLINGTON 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 30467 80913

Details

TQ 3080 NW and NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WELLINGTON STREET, WC2 72/13 ;73/14 15.1.73 London Transport Museum (formerly listed as The Flower Market) G.V. II Former market hall. 1871-72 by William Rogers of Cubitts with 1884-86 extensions to Tavistock Street and new west front. Red and white brick with stone and terracotta dressings, glass roofs. Italianate detailing. Tall single storey front to Wellington Street. 3 bays wide. Arcade of 3 large arches framing double doors in outer bays and window in centre. Each arch has glazed radiating fanlight and key block, the central window key block with letter "B" for Bedford beneath coronet. Modillion cornice and balustraded parapet. Interior structure of cast iron with glazed clerestories supporting slated roofs and skylights, planned in form of 2 lofty naves between 3 aisles. Short east nave returns to form transept crossing the west nave. The Italianate red brick, stone dressed. Tavistock Street front boldly expresses the main structure: the nave and aisle divisions are masked by pilasters between which are spaced semicircular arched openings, a pair of windows to each nave, a window to the west aisle and double doors with fanlights to the middle and east aisles. Above each nave bay is a pedimented attic with large lunette window. Similar feature ends the west transept on west front which is of the same design. Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI. Covent Garden Market; Robert Thorne.

Listing NGR: TQ3046780913

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
207544
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Thorne, R, Covent Garden Market
'Survey of London' in The Parish of St Paul Covent Garden: Volume 36, , Vol. 36, (1970)

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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/04260/16
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