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Simpson's Tavern, City of London

Description: Simpson's Tavern

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 November 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 199359

OS Grid Reference: TQ3291781080
OS Grid Coordinates: 532917, 181080
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5130, -0.0859

Location: 1 Bengal Court, City of London, EC3V 9 EC3V 3NG

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3V 3NG

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Simpson's Tavern
No 4
[Formerly listed as No 2
(Simpson's Tavern)
and No 4]
TQ 3281 SE 10/307


Includes No 38 1/2 Cornhill. Early C18 or possibly late C17 pair of houses. 4 storeys each 3 windows. Red brick with band below top storey and parapet to roof. Pilastered shop front with cornice and pediments, probably later C19. Passage beneath No 5 to Ball Court. Rear elevation of painted brick with segmental arches and altered roof. Simpson's Tavern has 2 storeyed wing along west side of court with short return over passage at far end. Plain, painted brick. Shop front similar to Castle Court but incorporating shallow bow windows etc and probably in part of late C18/early C19 date. Some later C19 decorated glass and gas lamp on cast iron bracket. Interesting as an example of a city tavern.

Listing NGR: TQ3291581083

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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