CUSTOM HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1359193

Date first listed: 05-Jun-1972

Statutory Address: CUSTOM HOUSE, LOWER THAMES STREET EC3

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CUSTOM HOUSE, LOWER THAMES STREET EC3

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 33172 80611

Summary

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History

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Details

LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 1. 5002 (South Side) Custom House TQ 3380 NW 17/472 5.6.72.

I

2. 1813 to 17 by David Laing. Centre of river front rebuilt in 1825 by Robert Smirke. East end rebuilt after World War II with alterations to basements etc. Very large neo classical building of Portland stone with street front of yellow brick and stone dressings. Granite basement to Smirke's rebuilding. 3 main storeys plus basement and attic. 3 Ionic porticos of 6 columns to river, outer ones engaged. Straight entablatures, segmentally arched windows to partly channelled ground storey. Some 1st floor windows corniced. Balustrade in front of part of attic. Simple returns. Recessed centre of plain street front has order of 8 Doric pilasters above channelled ground storey with triple entrance. 3 lamps on iron brackets and carved royal arms above. Plain area railings. Interior very simple except for large, severe Long Room by Smirke: order of Doric pilasters on pedestals and semi-elliptical, panelled ceiling: corniced doors and windows.

Listing NGR: TQ3317280611

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 199607

Legacy System: LBS

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