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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: MAIN ENTRANCE GATEWAY, RAILINGS AND ATTACHED LODGES TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM

List entry Number: 1130406

Location

MAIN ENTRANCE GATEWAY, RAILINGS AND ATTACHED LODGES TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM, GREAT RUSSELL STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-May-1974

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477885

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3081NW GREAT RUSSELL STREET 798-1/100/699 (North side) 14/05/74 Main entrance gateway, railings and attached lodges to The British Museum (Formerly Listed as: GREAT RUSSELL STREET Railings and main entrance gateway of the British Museum)

GV II*

Main entrance gateway, railings & porters lodges. 1849. By Sydney Smirke. Cast-iron and granite. Large, elaborate, cast-iron double vehicle entrance gates flanked by single footgates. Engaged, fluted and foliated Corinthian columns, and pilasters, to piers surmounted by urns. Main piers of granite containing small porters' lodges with plain square-headed entrances. Elaborate cast-iron railings on granite plinth with granite interval piers, the standards in the form of candelabra on bases with clawed feet.



Listing NGR: TQ3013981619

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30139 81619

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