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Albert Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Cordwainer, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5124 / 51°30'44"N

Longitude: -0.0929 / 0°5'34"W

OS Eastings: 532438

OS Northings: 181001

OS Grid: TQ324810

Mapcode National: GBR RD.90

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.B7RX

Entry Name: Albert Buildings

Listing Date: 10 November 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199700

Location: City of London, London, EC4N

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Cordwainer

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Mary le Bow Cheapside

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

QUEEN VICTORIA STREET EC4
1.
5002
(South Side)
Nos 39 to 53 (odd)
(Albert Buildings)
TQ 3281 SW 9/N/1
TQ 3280 NW 15/N/1

II

2.
1871 by F J Ward; occupying one side of a triangular island site, the main and
return elevations being continuous around the rounded corners; 4 storeys, painted
stone Italian gothic facade consisting of superimposed arcades in an uninterrupted
series of identical bays at each storey, the repetitive pattern varied only by
a 5 storey centre section on the main Queen Victoria Street front. 20 bays on
this frontage; ground floor shops each of 2 bays width between piers with foliated
caps; moulded lintols; enriched 1st floor cill band above which the 1st floor arcade
has attached columns with acanthus caps carrying stilted segmental arches, each
arched opening of 2 bays width over recessed pairs of round headed windows with
attached colonettes; narrower (single bay) arcade to rounded corners at this level.
At 2nd floor an arcade of round headed windows with colonettes, pointed arched
drip moulds, carved labels and enriched spandrels. At 3rd floor, squat piers with
carved caps and windows with moulded segmental stilted arched heads. Bold corbel
table at 2nd floor and enriched band at 3rd floor cill level, the entire elevation
crowned by a cornice composed of these 2 elements combined, surmounted by a pierced
parapet with widely spaced round headed lucarnes. The cornice is interrupted by
the 8 bay quasi-attic centre, its place being taken by corbelled balconettes to
the round headed windows which are deeply recessed in an arcade of pointed arches.
The raised centre is crowned by a cornice nearly identical to that over the main
facade.


Listing NGR: TQ3243280998

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