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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: CUSTOM HOUSE

List entry Number: 1359193

Location

CUSTOM HOUSE, LOWER THAMES STREET EC3

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: 05-Jun-1972

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 199607

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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

LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 1. 5002 (South Side) Custom House TQ 3380 NW 17/472 5.6.72.

I

2. 1813 to 17 by David Laing. Centre of river front rebuilt in 1825 by Robert Smirke. East end rebuilt after World War II with alterations to basements etc. Very large neo classical building of Portland stone with street front of yellow brick and stone dressings. Granite basement to Smirke's rebuilding. 3 main storeys plus basement and attic. 3 Ionic porticos of 6 columns to river, outer ones engaged. Straight entablatures, segmentally arched windows to partly channelled ground storey. Some 1st floor windows corniced. Balustrade in front of part of attic. Simple returns. Recessed centre of plain street front has order of 8 Doric pilasters above channelled ground storey with triple entrance. 3 lamps on iron brackets and carved royal arms above. Plain area railings. Interior very simple except for large, severe Long Room by Smirke: order of Doric pilasters on pedestals and semi-elliptical, panelled ceiling: corniced doors and windows.

Listing NGR: TQ3317280611

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National Grid Reference: TQ 33172 80611

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