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Description: Essex Watergate Closing South End of Street
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209700
OS Grid Reference: TQ3110180903
OS Grid Coordinates: 531101, 180903
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5119, -0.1122
TQ 3180 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ESSEX STREET, WC2
74/10 Essex Watergate
14.1.70 Closing south end of street
"Triumphal" gateway. c1676 built by Barbon as a terminal feature to his
"polite" Essex Street development, screening his commercial development of the
wharf below. Damaged during World War II, the gateway was repaired and
incorporated into the 1953 building across the end of the street. Pseudo-Roman
pomp and circumstance. Giant order of fluted Corinthian pilasters on pedestals
supporting archivolt arch. A typical piece of Barbon bravura "pour epater les
Listing NGR: TQ3109780907
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Source: English Heritage
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