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List entry Summary

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

Name: GUILDHALL

List entry Number: 1064675

Location

GUILDHALL, GUILDHALL YARD EC2

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity and County of the City of LondonLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 04-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199506

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

GUILDHALL YARD EC2 1. 5002 Guildhall TQ 3281 SW 9/230 TQ 3281 SE 10/230 4.1.50.

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2. Early C15, much restored. Interior burnt in World War II and roof rebuilt to new design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The building is of squared rubble with ashlar dressings and inner facing. The eastern half of the undercroft is original with clustered columns and ribbed vault. The western half was rebuilt in brick in the late C17. The hall now has an open timber roof with transverse stone arches. It is covered with stone slates and has a central louvre, Against the stone panelled walls of the interior are ranged a series of memorials dating from 1772 to 1955. The original, vaulted south porch is of 2 bays and is incorporated in a building of 3 and 4 storeys added by the younger Dance in 1788-9. This has a south elevation of Portland stone in a semi-gothic style, with painted arches to the windows and square turrets dividing it into 3 bays. The turrets are crowned by finials and there is a carved coat of arms in the centre. Guildhall is extended to the east by C19 additions including the library (qv). Large modern extension to west.

Listing NGR: TQ3249081386

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32485 81384

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