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College of Arms, City of London

Description: College of Arms

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199710

OS Grid Reference: TQ3203380971
OS Grid Coordinates: 532033, 180971
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5122, -0.0987

Location: Peter's Hill, City of London, EC4V 4 EC4N 4SF

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4N 4SF

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Listing Text

(North Side)
College of Arms
TQ 3280 NW 15/404 4.1.50.


1670-77 much altered. Courtyard building now cut open by Queen Victoria Street.
3 storeys plus basement and dormers. Patched red brick with later parapet to tiled
roof. Order of Ionic pilasters to centre of each wing with blocked entrance to
west. C19 steps, terrace and porch to court room at rear. Iron gates and screen,
out of scale with building, erected in 1956. West return plain. East return irregular
with polygonal record room in yellow brick, 1844, by R Abraham (?) at rear. Court
room in north range rises through 2 storeys with gallery to east and panelling
below this level. Finely carved decoration to throne against north wall with figures
etc, and doorcase to west. Railing to throne enclosure with turned balusters.
Simply moulded ceiling perhaps modern. Library or public office to east of hall
has original panelling with carved doorcase, chimney-piece etc and cupboards in
north wall. Staircase with twisted balusters in west range and another with turned
balusters east of public office. Record room has gallery with iron rail, decorated
ceiling etc.

Listing NGR: TQ3203380971

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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