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York Water Gate, Westminster

Description: York Water Gate

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 207405

OS Grid Reference: TQ3036480471
OS Grid Coordinates: 530364, 180471
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5081, -0.1229

Location: Watergate Walk, Westminster, London WC2N 6 WC2N 5HY

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2N 5HY

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Listing Text

24.2.58 York Water Gate
- I
Former Thameside water gate. 1626, executed by Nicholas Stone but the design
also attributed to Sir Balthazar Gerbier; built as the watergate to York House where
alterations were carried out at the same period by Gerbier for George Villiers,
Duke of Buckingham. Portland stone. Tripartite monumental gateway in bold
Franco-Flemish Baroque style, similar in design to the Fontaine de Medicis. The
principal centre archway contains flight of river steps. The south (former river)
front is rusticated with central archway and smaller flanking arched loggias
articulated by banded engaged Doric columns supporting deep entablature with
large broken segmental pediment over raised centre, flanked by lions couchant.
The north front has 3 arches, with carved cartouche keystones, articulated by
pilasters supporting entablature and surmounted by spiked ball finials on
R. C. H. M.
Survey of London: vol XVIII
Architecture in Britain 1530-1830: Sir John Summerson

Listing NGR: TQ3036480471

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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