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Basildon House, City of London

Description: Basildon House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 November 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 199652

OS Grid Reference: TQ3263881322
OS Grid Coordinates: 532638, 181322
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5153, -0.0899

Location: King's Arms Yard, City of London, EC2R 6 EC2R 6AL

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC2R 6AL

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Listing Text

(West Side)
Nos 7 to 11 (odd)
(Basildon House)
TQ 3281 SE 10/275


Late C19. In a Baroque style with Grecian details. 3 storeys and 2 attic storeys,
the upper set back. 3 bays to Moorgate, 5 bays to the return; ground floor of
pink granite forms a plinth. 1st and 2nd floors of Portland stone with polished
granite giant Composite attached columns, square at the corner of the building.
Big bow oriel windows to centre of each elevation, that to Moorgate rising to 3rd
floor level. Main entablature breaks forward over columns and follows curve of
oriels. 3rd floor forms an attic storey - whose outer bays are articulated by
bold and sculpted volutes carrying large urn finials, separating paired windows
beneath pediments with carved tympana, The 4th (upper attic) floor has pedimented
windows which interrupt a deep and enriched frieze.

Listing NGR: TQ3263881322

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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