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Finsbury House, City of London

Description: Finsbury House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 199327

OS Grid Reference: TQ3295781575
OS Grid Coordinates: 532957, 181575
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5175, -0.0852

Location: Finsbury Circus, City of London, EC2M 7 EC2M 7AB

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC2M 7AB

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 22 and 23
(Finsbury House)
TQ 3281 NE 4/38


1877 by E C Robins. Originally London Mission House. Enriched classical style.
Stone faced. 5 stotey corner building above basement. Curved 3 bay corner incorporating entrance with flanking polished granite columns of modified Doric order supporting curved entablature and low balustrade. Elevations to Blomfield Street and Finsbury Circus of 10 paired bays, symmetrically composed with giant order of Corinthian columns on channelled ground storey base and rising through 1st and 2nd storeys to support deep entablature with dentilled and modillioned cornice which breaks forward over detached columns of central bays and extends around corner to unify whole composition. Paired architraved sash windows from 1st to 4th storeys, those to 1st and 4th storeys pedimented. Attics recessed, the upper attic with a sequence of pediments, the rounded corner emphasised by a double entablature, segmental pediment and urns. Cast iron basement railings with heavy spearhead finials and key design.

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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