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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: BANK OF ENGLAND

List entry Number: 1079134

Location

BANK OF ENGLAND, BARTHOLOMEW LANE EC2
BANK OF ENGLAND, LOTHBURY EC2
BANK OF ENGLAND, PRINCE'S STREET EC2
BANK OF ENGLAND, THREADNEEDLE STREET 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.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199776

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History

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Details

THREADNEEDLE STREET EC2 1. 5002 (North Side) Bank of England TQ 3281 SW 10/290 4.1.50.

I GV

2. Largely rebuilt by Sir Herbert Baker in 1921 to 37. Listed for greatly altered screen-wall by Sir John Soane, late C18 to early C19 and for various elements of old building, by Soane and by Sir Robert Taylor (2nd half C18) which were reconstituted in something like their original form within the new structure. Screen wall of channelled Portland stone with order of Corinthian columns and pilasters, variously applied, and crowning balustrade. 8 columned portico to main entrance in Threadneedle Street with round-arched openings. Similar colonnade, in antis, to Bartholomew Lane. Elaborated, rounded corners, especially the north west which now has footway cut through it. Modern statue of Soane facing Lothbury. Within gateway from Lothbury is reconstruction, in altered form of Soanes's Lothbury Courtyard (1798 to 99) with Corinthian colonnades, sculpture etc, now marred by temporary glass roof. Most important reconstructed interior is Taylor's Court Room with arcade at either end screening vaulted lobby. Splendid plaster decoration (altered by Baker) and 3 chimney pieces of Sienna and white marble. Clock with elaborate frame of gilt bronze. Octagonal Committee Room adjoining retains original ceiling design, marble chimney piece and 4 built in bookcases. Other interiors copied to some extent in new work include former Consols Office, Colonial Office, Dividend Office, Prince's Street Vestibule, lobby to Rotunda (all by Soane) and semi-dome to Bartholomew Lane vestibule by Taylor. Amongst fixtures should be mentioned marble statue of William III by Cheere in Prince's Street entrance hall and 2 patterned Roman (C2 or C3) mosaic pavements at foot of principal staircase and in what is now the museum.

Listing NGR: TQ3273081211

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32730 81211

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