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20, St Swithens Lane Ec4, City of London

Description: 20, St Swithens Lane Ec4

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1980
English Heritage Building ID: 199852

OS Grid Reference: TQ3271880940
OS Grid Coordinates: 532718, 180940
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5118, -0.0888

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4N 8AD

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Listing Text

5002 (East Side)
No 20
TQ 3280 NE 16/200


Late C18 or early C19 house in courtyard. The plan indicates that there is a strong
possibility that an earlier building is incorporated. Yellow stock brick, slate roof.
Two storeys, five bays, brick band course at first floor level. Sash windows with and
glazing bars in gauged brick heads. Front elevation sets back with radiused quoin and
re-entrants, entrance bay to left with double doors and moulded architecture. Later
mansard roof with pedimented dormers. Interior contains plain contemporary staircase.
In the courtyard, a single storey. Vaulted cellars beneath house, crane house and yard.
Extensive range of late C18 brick vaulted cellars used until recently by the Sandeman
Port Company. There is a small stone vaulted cellar at a lower level under the entrance
arch. Once larger it has been blocked at both ends by brick walls. Probably C14.
Constructed of neatly laid courses of chalk block with a larger springer course. The
walling includes a number of Knapped flints, characteristic of C14 use and narrow
medieval tiles. A rare survival. The yard is paved with granite sets making an
attractive group scene. Wrought iron gates to the entrance arch. Graded from the rarity
of the crane and the medieval cellar.

Listing NGR: TQ3271880940

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Source: English Heritage

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