Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1359138

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1977

Statutory Address: YOUTH HOSTEL, 36, CARTER LANE EC4


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Statutory Address: YOUTH HOSTEL, 36, CARTER LANE EC4

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 31898 81068


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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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Legacy System number: 199357

Legacy System: LBS

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