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Latitude: 51.5081 / 51°30'29"N
Longitude: -0.1229 / 0°7'22"W
OS Eastings: 530364
OS Northings: 180471
OS Grid: TQ303804
Mapcode National: GBR JF.KK
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.TCC6
Entry Name: York Water Gate
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1237938
English Heritage Legacy ID: 207405
Location: Westminster, London, WC2N
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 Martin-in-the-Fields
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
83/11 GARDENS (VILLIERS STREET
24.2.58 York Water Gate
Former Thameside water gate. 1626, executed by Nicholas Stone but the design
also attributed to Sir Balthazar Gerbier; built as the watergate to York House where
alterations were carried out at the same period by Gerbier for George Villiers,
Duke of Buckingham. Portland stone. Tripartite monumental gateway in bold
Franco-Flemish Baroque style, similar in design to the Fontaine de Medicis. The
principal centre archway contains flight of river steps. The south (former river)
front is rusticated with central archway and smaller flanking arched loggias
articulated by banded engaged Doric columns supporting deep entablature with
large broken segmental pediment over raised centre, flanked by lions couchant.
The north front has 3 arches, with carved cartouche keystones, articulated by
pilasters supporting entablature and surmounted by spiked ball finials on
R. C. H. M.
Survey of London: vol XVIII
Architecture in Britain 1530-1830: Sir John Summerson
Listing NGR: TQ3036480471
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