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Guildhall, City of London

Description: Guildhall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199506

OS Grid Reference: TQ3248581384
OS Grid Coordinates: 532485, 181384
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5159, -0.0920

Location: Blackwell House, Guildhall Yard EC2V 7JQ

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC2V 7JQ

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Roman Amphitheatre, Guildhall Yard, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

TQ 3281 SW 9/230
TQ 3281 SE 10/230 4.1.50.


Early C15, much restored. Interior burnt in World War II and roof rebuilt to new
design by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. The building is of squared rubble with ashlar
dressings and inner facing. The eastern half of the undercroft is original with
clustered columns and ribbed vault. The western half was rebuilt in brick in the
late C17. The hall now has an open timber roof with transverse stone arches.
It is covered with stone slates and has a central louvre, Against the stone panelled
walls of the interior are ranged a series of memorials dating from 1772 to 1955.
The original, vaulted south porch is of 2 bays and is incorporated in a building
of 3 and 4 storeys added by the younger Dance in 1788-9. This has a south elevation
of Portland stone in a semi-gothic style, with painted arches to the windows and
square turrets dividing it into 3 bays. The turrets are crowned by finials and
there is a carved coat of arms in the centre. Guildhall is extended to the east
by C19 additions including the library (qv). Large modern extension to west.

Listing NGR: TQ3249081386

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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