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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: DRAPERS' HALL

List entry Number: 1358902

Location

29, AUSTIN FRIARS EC2
DRAPERS' HALL, 27 AND 28, THROGMORTON STREET EC2
DRAPERS' HALL, THROGMORTON AVENUE 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: II*

Date first listed: 05-Jun-1972

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199780

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History

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Details

THROGMORTON STREET EC2 1. 5002 (North Side) Nos 27 and 28 (Drapers' Hall) TQ 3281 SE 10/288 5.6.72.

II* GV

2. Includes No 29 Austin Friars. Buildings of Hall C19 probably incorporating earlier fabric. Much of the work by Herbert Williams, 1866-70 (?) 3 separate frontage buildings. (1) At eastern end stone facade, 3 storeys with mansard. 2 bays, each with 3 windows. Granite ground floor with 2 segmental headed windows and flanking doors. 1st floor with segmental pediment to central window. 2nd floor windows round-headed with cornice carried by thin consoles. (2) Baroque stone facade, 2 major storeys, screens apsed end of Hall from street. 3 bays. Channelled ground floor. Main entrance under open pediment on consoles with angel masks. 1st floor, modified Composite pilasters between round-headed windows with bold open pediments on consoles, the central one being segmental. Entablature, Balustrade. (3) 3 main storeys, shops with offices above. 8 bays, asymmetrical, extending over Throgmorton Avenue. Ground floor with mezzanine of contrasting granite orders. Upper storeys of finely painted red brick with stone windows of varying forms including shallow bays. Entablature carrying pediments to each ba. 2 attic storeys over eastern part of facade. Archway over Throgmorton Avenue has an ornate 4 storey rear elevation with stone friezes. This building incorporates fine C17 style entrance doorway of carved Portland stone with 2 large male figures carrying full entablature with pulvinated frieze. Open pediment containing sculptured arms. Return elevation to Throgmorton Avenue includes red brick staircase wing, dated 1898 with stone windows and giant segmental pediment; stuccoed block with blank round-head recesses and modillion cornice with blocking course. Internal large mid C19 courtyard in distinguished classical style. Portland stone. Cloister now enclosed. Order of Ionic pilasters to upper floor with row of arched windows above to east and west. Crowning balustrade. Within is a magnificent suite of state rooms with rich plaster decoration etc. Very large hall with marble Corinthian columns on pedestals supporting balcony: compartmented ceiling with paintings by Herbert Draper (circa 1905-10) apsed south end. Staircase enriched with marble and alabaster. Stuccoed north range includes court dining room.

Listing NGR: TQ3288581299

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32879 81295

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