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Finsbury House

A Grade II Listed Building in Coleman Street, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5175 / 51°31'2"N

Longitude: -0.0852 / 0°5'6"W

OS Eastings: 532957

OS Northings: 181575

OS Grid: TQ329815

Mapcode National: GBR TB.06

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.G4T1

Entry Name: Finsbury House

Listing Date: 10 November 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199327

Location: City of London, London, EC2M

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Coleman Street

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

BLOMFIELD STREET EC2
1.
5002
(West Side)
Nos 22 and 23
(Finsbury House)
TQ 3281 NE 4/38

II

2.
1877 by E C Robins. Originally London Mission House. Enriched classical style.
Stone faced. 5 stotey corner building above basement. Curved 3 bay corner incorporating entrance with flanking polished granite columns of modified Doric order supporting curved entablature and low balustrade. Elevations to Blomfield Street and Finsbury Circus of 10 paired bays, symmetrically composed with giant order of Corinthian columns on channelled ground storey base and rising through 1st and 2nd storeys to support deep entablature with dentilled and modillioned cornice which breaks forward over detached columns of central bays and extends around corner to unify whole composition. Paired architraved sash windows from 1st to 4th storeys, those to 1st and 4th storeys pedimented. Attics recessed, the upper attic with a sequence of pediments, the rounded corner emphasised by a double entablature, segmental pediment and urns. Cast iron basement railings with heavy spearhead finials and key design.

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