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Description: Credit Lyonnais
Date Listed: 1 August 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 199589
OS Grid Reference: TQ3294180950
OS Grid Coordinates: 532941, 180950
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5118, -0.0856
5002 LOMBARD STREET EC3
Nos 39 and 40
TQ 3280 NE 16/N/9 1.8.75.
1868 by Francis; stone, opulent Italianate; 9 bays to Lombard Street, splayed corner
and 6 bays to Gracechurch Street; 4 main storeys, each distinguished by pilasters
or columns and an entablature. Segmental heads of basement windows guarded by
iron railings in a surbase with projecting panelled pedestals above which the ground
floor blocked pilasters with carved caps; ornamental keystones to round headed
ground floor windows penetrate architrave and frieze of entablature; at first floor
a pedestalled Corinthian order of pilasters with attached unfluted columns (coupled
at either end and over entrance); balustrades between pedestals guarding windows
with pediment hoods on console brackets; entablature with pulvinated frieze and
dentilled cornice broken forward over each column to support carved consoles buttressing
panelled pilasters at second floor level; second floor windows segment headed with
moulded architraves and lion mask keystones; dentilled cornice above which third
floor with panelled pilasters with carved caps; third floor windows round-headed,
a pair to each bay with carved keystones penetrating the architrave of the crowning
entablature which breaks forward over every bay division and is enriched with brackets
and roundels in the frieze and surmounted by a balustrade. Arched main entrance
with mask keystone in the wider 5th bay on the Lombard Street front; this bay emphasized
by a richer treatment with tripartite window compositions to upper floors; reclining
female figure sculpture over segmental pediment to 1st floor windows in this bay;
similar treatment to narrower splayed corner bay. ..
Listing NGR: TQ3293980955
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Source: English Heritage
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