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1 and 2, Laurence Pountney Hill Ec4, City of London

Description: 1 and 2, Laurence Pountney Hill Ec4

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199565

OS Grid Reference: TQ3271280838
OS Grid Coordinates: 532712, 180838
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5109, -0.0890

Location: 5-8 Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R EC4R 0EU

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4R 0EU

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There is also a scheduled monument, Roman governor's palace (site of), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 1 and 2
TQ 3280 NE 16/434 4.1.50.


Dated 1703. Pair of houses, No 2 now largely rebuilt to match No 1. 3 storeys
plus high basement and dormers to altered roof. Red brick with moulded bands.
Very elaborate eaves-cornice with brackets and carved mouldings. Exceptionally
rich, paired doorcases at mezzanine level, with brackets supporting curved hood.
No 2 dated 1703. No 1 has 2 windows plus 2 more set forward front and back.
Mansard gable to north return with altered, stuccoed basement. Rear wing has simpler bracketed cornice and plain modillion cornice to higher, main face with cambered window arches, small closet wing and various alterations. Good original staircase. No 2 is entirely rebuilt internally and at rear, but the bay containing the entrance door is original.

Listing NGR: TQ3270780840

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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