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Lambeth Palace, Lambeth

Description: Lambeth Palace

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 204400

OS Grid Reference: TQ3060779093
OS Grid Coordinates: 530607, 179093
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4957, -0.1199

Location: 5 A3036, Lambeth, Greater London SE1 7JU

Locality: Lambeth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE1 7JU

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Listing Text

1. (east side)

Lambeth Palace
TQ 3079 2/585 19.10.51


Group of ecclesiastical, ceremonial, defensive and residential: buildings of varying
At north-west corner the Water or Lollards' Tower 1435, of Kentish Rag with ashlar
quoins and a brick turret; the C17 Land's Tower added in similar material (but
with some flint) to the south.
East of this the C13 chapel, Reigate stone with Purbeck dressings, and its earlier
C15 crypt with some original plaster.
To the east, the residential apartments of circa 1835 in collegiate gothic style.
South-west of these the guardroom, a circa 1835 rebuilding of a C14 building which
retains much original woodwork in the roof. West of this the courtyard, and south
of the courtyard the Great Hall (now library) 1660-63, a building of mixed styles
whose baroque elevations of red brick and Portland stone frame late-gothic windows
and whose hammer beam roof uses entirely classical decoration. To the south-west,
Morton's Gatehouse and tower of circa 1490. Red brick with blue diapering and
stone dressings. Good interior woodwork including a panelled room covered with
C17 wall paintings.

Listing NGR: TQ3059479049

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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