FORMER ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1375288
Date first listed:
15-Aug-1997
Statutory Address:
FORMER ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, 8-10, TEMPLE AVENUE EC4

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER ARGUS PRINTING COMPANY, 8-10, TEMPLE AVENUE 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 31406 80965

Details

TQ 3180 NW 627-0/13/10107

TEMPLE AVENUE, EC4 Nos. 8-10 (even) (former Argus Printing Company)

II

Former Headquarters of the Argus Printing Company. Designed by Charles Valentine Hunter and built between 1896 and 1897. Foundations by Messrs Greenwood and the superstructure was built by Patman and Fotheringham. Portland stone, brick and Ruabon terracotta dressing. Carved stone frieze.

Four storeys over basement. Six-window range to Temple Avenue and eleven-window range to Tudor Street. Commercial style blending features from the Romanesque and Tudor periods. Rusticated stone to ground floor with round-arched and elliptical-arched openings. Basket-arched openings to the first floor. Carved sill band to second floor and entablature with dentil cornice to the third floor. All second and third floor windows are flat arched with mullions and transoms. Balustrade parapet to roof. A carved shield bourne by a winged Argus adorns the corner at street level. The last bay on the Temple Street elevation permits vehicles to come and go with deliveries.

The Argus Printing Company was founded in 1884 by Harry Marks and was responsible for printing the Financial Times. The building was one of a clutch of purpose-built printing offices in this area south of Fleet Street. These structures were put up following the 1870s, their construction encouraged by the City Corporation as part of a programme of general street improvements. Others of note include: Carmelite House, 1897-9, by Herbert 0. Ellis (q.v.) and Temple House, next to the Argus works, and erected in 1893 to the designs of Frederick Boreham (q.v.).



Listing NGR: TQ3141180965

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
466173
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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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