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Description: 61, Carey Street Wc2 (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 31 October 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 209061
OS Grid Reference: TQ3110381287
OS Grid Coordinates: 531103, 181287
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5153, -0.1120
TQ 3181 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHANCERY LANE, WC2
31.10.74 No. 95 (Including No. 61
Bank. 1865 by F.W. Porter, built as the Union Bank of London. Portland
stone, slate roof. Stately, richly detailed High Renaissance design. 3
storeys, basement and dormered attic. 4 window wide frontage to Chancery
Lane, splayed corner entrance bay and 12-window wide front to Carey Street
with central and terminal advanced pavilions. Aediculed corner entrance.
3 storey loggia treatment to Chancery Lane with semicircular arched windows
contained within successive Tuscan, Ionic and Corinthian orders in coupled
columns. The Carey Street front has the same theme but with coupled
pilasters. Arcaded 1st floor windows. Terminal pavilions as loggias. The
central pavilion 2 storeyed with stone ball finials to cornice blocking
course. Heavy main cornice and entablature with semicircular, pedimented
dormers above. Fine heavy cast iron area railings. Original banking hall
with rich Renaissance detailing, largely intact.
Listing NGR: TQ3110281294
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Source: English Heritage
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