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Essex Watergate Closing South End of Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5119 / 51°30'42"N

Longitude: -0.1122 / 0°6'43"W

OS Eastings: 531101

OS Northings: 180903

OS Grid: TQ311809

Mapcode National: GBR LD.Z6

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.08KC

Entry Name: Essex Watergate Closing South End of Street

Listing Date: 14 January 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 209700

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary le Strand with St Clement Danes

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3180 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ESSEX STREET, WC2
74/10 Essex Watergate
14.1.70 Closing south end of street
GV II
G.V. II
"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
bourgeois".


Listing NGR: TQ3109780907

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