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York Water Gate

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

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Coordinates

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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237938

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207405

Location: Westminster, London, WC2N

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT
83/11 GARDENS (VILLIERS STREET
SECTION) SW1
24.2.58 York Water Gate
- I
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
pedestals.
R. C. H. M.
Survey of London: vol XVIII
Architecture in Britain 1530-1830: Sir John Summerson


Listing NGR: TQ3036480471

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