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Gothic Style Offices Flanking the Ramp, and the 2 Western Bays of the Train Sheds, at Liverpool Stre, City of London

Description: Gothic Style Offices Flanking the Ramp, and the 2 Western Bays of the Train Sheds, at Liverpool Stre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 August 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 199581

OS Grid Reference: TQ3320681714
OS Grid Coordinates: 533206, 181714
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5186, -0.0815

Location: Sun Street Passage, City of London, EC2M 7 EC2M 2BN

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC2M 2BN

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Gothic style offices flanking
the ramp, and the 2 western
bays of the train sheds, at
Liverpool Street Station
TQ 3281 NW 5/N/10 5.8.75.


1872-1875, by Edward Wilson, engineer to the Eastern Counties Railway Company.
L-shaped range of office buildings with Gothic detailing, around the ramp down
from Liverpool Street. North range is asymmetrical with plain central tower, the
spire missing. Brick with stone dressings. Paired windows to principal floor
beneath simple pointed arches, plate tracery in tympanum. Offices also face onto
the station. Train shed with twin naves separated by a double row of columns with
flanking aisles; the long eastern nave extending to Liverpool Street served long-distance
trains. Slim columns with faceted capitals support slight arched wrought iron
trusses with cast iron ornament in spandrels. Glazed roof. Cross-vaulted 'transept'
across tile concourse of the western nave spans the whole shed. The aisles are
also vaulted at right angles to the main roofs. Western boundary wall with 3 grouped
lancets to each bay, blocked to the springing point of the outer arches.

Listing NGR: TQ3320681714

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Source: English Heritage

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