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Embankment River Wall, Stairs and Lamp Standards

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, London

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Latitude: 51.5102 / 51°30'36"N

Longitude: -0.1167 / 0°6'59"W

OS Eastings: 530793

OS Northings: 180708

OS Grid: TQ307807

Mapcode National: GBR KD.ZT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.X9PN

Entry Name: Embankment River Wall, Stairs and Lamp Standards

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237712

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207386

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

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

3180 NW
5.2.70 Embankment River Wall,
Stairs and Lamp Standards
River wall, stairs and lamp standards. 1864-70 by Sir Joseph Bazalgette as part
of the engineering works to improve London's drainage system with interceptor
sewers on both sides of the Thames, the "dolphin" lamp standards designed by
Timothy Butler (most of them dated 1870). Granite retaining walls, cast iron
lamp standards. The boldly detailed retaining walls are battered to river with
bronze lion heads holding mooring rings and the parapet has a heavy segmental
rolled coping with regularly spaced dies surmounted by the ornately designed
"dolphin" lamp standards with globe lanterns. At the Westminster Bridge end a
similarly detailed wall separates the Embankment proper from the road which
rises to bridge level with stone paving and steps between the two levels and a
flight of stairs alongside the Boadicea monunent(q.v.)Temple Stairs at the east
end has a large boldly channelled semicircular archway.
N B For the various memorials and public seats, see separate entries.

Listing NGR: TQ3079080706

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