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Bishopsgate Institute and Library, City of London

Description: Bishopsgate Institute and Library

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1964
English Heritage Building ID: 199319

OS Grid Reference: TQ3340681729
OS Grid Coordinates: 533406, 181729
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5187, -0.0786

Location: 12 Brushfield Street, City of London, E1 6AN

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 6AN

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Listing Text

(East Side)

Bishopsgate Institute
and Library
(Formerly listed as
Front half only of
Bishopsgate Institute)

TQ 3381 NW 5/46 16.7.64.


Includes No 6 Brushfield Street.
1894, by Harrison Townsend. Consists of narrow entrance building with large hall
behind flanked by corridor and secondary entrance modelled front of buff terra
cotta. Wide, round-arched doorway with small columns of polished granite. Narrow window to either side and pair of lamps on decorative iron brackets. Large, mullioned and transomed windows above flanked by polygonal turrets with shaped tops. Steep slated roof with complicated eaves. Elevation to Brushfield Street irregular.

1 and 2 storeys. Red brick and terra cotta. Entrance and most window openings
arched. Interior of building plain, with some glazed tiles etc to entrance lobby
and corridor. Hall lit by pairs of arched windows at clerestorey level with ornamental brackets supporting beamed celling. Partially recessed dais with organ above. Walls plainly panelled with wainscott below. Rear part not of special interest. Fort Street frontage of similar style and materials to Brushfield Street elevations.

Listing NGR: TQ3340681729

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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