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Billingsgate Market, City of London

Description: Billingsgate Market

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 April 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 199851

OS Grid Reference: TQ3306080628
OS Grid Coordinates: 533060, 180628
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5089, -0.0840

Location: Old Billingsgate Walk, City of London, EC3R 6 EC3R 6EA

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3R 6EA

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Listing Text

Billingsgate Market
TQ 3380 NW 17/530


1872-3 (Sir) Horace Jones, architect. Huge structure in brick with
Portland stone dressings in a classical style of French seventeenth
century inspiration. Road front with ends and centre raised above
remainder. Pedimented centrepiece of three bays with round headed
arcade, the same arcade extended to right and left for five bays.
Sash windows above cill bands and cornice. End blocks with cornices
between storeys and pilaster decoration cornice with stone ornaments
and ornamental dormers. River elevation somewhat similar but with
four and a half storey end blocks with balustraded tops. Curved
mansard lead roof along frontage with decorative stone dormers.
Larger dormer in centre but otherwise as remainder.

Interior has cast-iron roofed market structure with below it,
extensive storage accommodation.

The site has been in use for market purposes since the thirteenth

Listing NGR: TQ3306080628

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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