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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237712
English Heritage Legacy ID: 207386
Location: Westminster, London, WC2R
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
TQ 3079 NW,3080 SW and NE, CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, SW1
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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