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London Transport Museum, Westminster

Description: London Transport Museum

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 207544

OS Grid Reference: TQ3046780913
OS Grid Coordinates: 530467, 180913
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5121, -0.1213

Location: Covent Garden, Westminster, London WC2E 8 WC2B 5HP

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2B 5HP

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Listing Text

72/13 ;73/14
15.1.73 London Transport Museum
(formerly listed as The
Flower Market)
Former market hall. 1871-72 by William Rogers of Cubitts with 1884-86
extensions to Tavistock Street and new west front. Red and white brick
with stone and terracotta dressings, glass roofs. Italianate detailing.
Tall single storey front to Wellington Street. 3 bays wide. Arcade of 3
large arches framing double doors in outer bays and window in centre. Each
arch has glazed radiating fanlight and key block, the central window key
block with letter "B" for Bedford beneath coronet. Modillion cornice and
balustraded parapet. Interior structure of cast iron with glazed
clerestories supporting slated roofs and skylights, planned in form of 2
lofty naves between 3 aisles. Short east nave returns to form transept
crossing the west nave. The Italianate red brick, stone dressed.
Tavistock Street front boldly expresses the main structure: the nave and
aisle divisions are masked by pilasters between which are spaced
semicircular arched openings, a pair of windows to each nave, a window to
the west aisle and double doors with fanlights to the middle and east
aisles. Above each nave bay is a pedimented attic with large lunette
window. Similar feature ends the west transept on west front which is of
the same design.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Covent Garden Market; Robert Thorne.

Listing NGR: TQ3046780913

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Source: English Heritage

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