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Description: Former Offices of the Bridewell Hospital
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199660
OS Grid Reference: TQ3162881042
OS Grid Coordinates: 531628, 181042
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5130, -0.1045
TQ 3181 SE NEW BRIDGE STREET, EC4
627-0/8/174 No.14 (former offices of
the Bridewell Hospital)
GV 04/01/50 II*
Circa 1805, by James Lewis. Classical front in Portland stone. 3 storeys. 3 windows. Channelled ground storey with 3, arched openings. Order of Doric pilasters through 2 storeys above supporting pediment with coat of arms in tympanum. Dressings to 1st and 2nd storey windows. Railings and lamp standards to front area. Irregular rear elevation of 2 storeys. Yellow brick with slight stone dressings. INTERIOR: wrought-iron gates lead into a barrel-vaulted passage which originally gave access to a courtyard behind. On either side are doorways with ornamental fanlights. The passage is lit by a lantern supported by a bracket spanning the gap between the two doors. The right-hand doorway leads into a hall with an elegant cantilevered staircase, and the front room on this side has a marble fireplace with inset 'cameos'. The left- hand doorway leads into a self-contained unit comprising two ground floor and two basement rooms, the ground floor front room having a barrel vaulted-ceiling. Some delicate, plaster cornices and plain, early- C19 fireplaces survive in first and ground floor rooms.
Listing NGR: TQ3161381025
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Source: English Heritage
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