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Description: Mansion House
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199614
OS Grid Reference: TQ3266981070
OS Grid Coordinates: 532669, 181070
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5130, -0.0895
MANSION HOUSE STREET EC2
5002 (South Side)
TQ 3281 SE 10/259 4.1.50. -
1739 to 53, by Dance the Elder. Monumental, classical building with rusticated
ground storey and order of Corinthian columns and pilasters through 2 main storeys
plus attic above entablature. Altered roof storey behind crowning balustrade/parapet.
Narrow north front has 8-columned portico with richly carved tympanum to pediment.
Balustraded steps at either side (altered in C19). Long returns to east and west
relatively plain but for pilastered end pavilions with large, round-arched windows
above Venetian openings. Small Doric portico to west at ground floor level, now
main entrance. South elevation entirely plain of yellow brick above ground storey.
Numerous iron escape staircases. Ground floor windows have decorative C19 iron
grilles. Interior has been altered, especially roofing of courtyard, but retains
much of its exceptionally rich original decoration. 2 staircases, 2 largest rooms
are ballroom to north, and Egyptian hall to south rising through whole height of
building. Much C19 sculpture.
Listing NGR: TQ3266481066
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Source: English Heritage
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