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Latitude: 51.5118 / 51°30'42"N
Longitude: -0.0888 / 0°5'19"W
OS Eastings: 532718
OS Northings: 180940
OS Grid: TQ327809
Mapcode National: GBR SD.67
Mapcode Global: VHGR0.D8WD
Entry Name: 20, St Swithin's Lane
Listing Date: 5 June 1980
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1079092
English Heritage Legacy ID: 199852
Location: City of London, London, EC4N
District: City and County of the City of London
Electoral Ward/Division: Candlewick
Built-Up Area: City of London
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London
Church of England Parish: St Stephen Walbrook
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3280 NE
ST SWITHIN'S LANE EC4 (East Side)
Late C18 or early C19 house in courtyard. The plan indicates that there is a strong possibility that an earlier building is incorporated. Yellow stock brick, slate roof.
Two storeys, five bays, brick band course at first floor level. Sash windows with and glazing bars in gauged brick heads. Front elevation sets back with radiused quoin and re-entrants, entrance bay to left with double doors and moulded architecture. Later mansard roof with pedimented dormers.
Interior contains plain contemporary staircase.
In the courtyard, a single storey. Vaulted cellars beneath house, crane house and yard. Extensive range of late C18 brick vaulted cellars used until recently by the Sandeman Port Company. There is a small stone vaulted cellar at a lower level under the entrance arch. Once larger it has been blocked at both ends by brick walls. Probably C14. Constructed of neatly laid courses of chalk block with a larger springer course. The walling includes a number of knapped flints, characteristic of C14 use and narrow medieval tiles. A rare survival.
The yard is paved with granite sets making an attractive group scene. Wrought iron gates to the entrance arch. Graded from the rarity of the crane and the medieval cellar.
Listing NGR: TQ3271880940
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