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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Greater London Authority
City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31898 81068


CARTER LANE EC4 1. 5002 (North Side) No 36 (Youth Hostel) TQ 3181 SE 8/N/2


2. Formerly St Paul's Choir School. 1874 by F C Penrose. White brick, terracotta and plaster with sgraffito decoration. 2 main storeys with 2 dormered storeys in the roof; the long principal elevation to Carter Lane symmetrical below cornice level with a complex rhythm of shallow projecting bays of unequal width (abcd(aaa)dcba). The facade employs Renaissance elements including Venetian and round windows, round leaded doorways and niches, the ground floor openings all in with sgraffito decoration to the intervening wall surface, the 1st floor openings with terracotta surrounds, some pedimented, set in brickwork with plain brick panels of shallow projection. A continuous sgraffito frieze at 1st floor level with the legend MIHI AUTEM ABSIT GLORIARE, etc. The terminal bays (ab) are emphasized by deep bracketted cornices, the remaining bays having plain brick parapets with moulded copings. The entrance bay (b) at the east end has a parapet above the cornice and is surmounted by a tall lucerne with prominent pilastered surround and semi-circular pedimental head. Plainer return elevation to Dean's Court with frieze (continuing inscription) and bracketed cornice.

Listing NGR: TQ3189881068


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 26 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/15341/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ben White. Source Historic England Archive
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