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London Transport Museum

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

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Latitude: 51.5121 / 51°30'43"N

Longitude: -0.1213 / 0°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 530467

OS Northings: 180913

OS Grid: TQ304809

Mapcode National: GBR JD.X4

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V875

Entry Name: London Transport Museum

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Last Amended: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357360

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207544

Location: Westminster, London, WC2E

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 Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

72/13 ;73/14
15.1.73 London Transport Museum
(formerly listed as The
Flower Market)
Former market hall. 1871-72 by William Rogers of Cubitts with 1884-86
extensions to Tavistock Street and new west front. Red and white brick
with stone and terracotta dressings, glass roofs. Italianate detailing.
Tall single storey front to Wellington Street. 3 bays wide. Arcade of 3
large arches framing double doors in outer bays and window in centre. Each
arch has glazed radiating fanlight and key block, the central window key
block with letter "B" for Bedford beneath coronet. Modillion cornice and
balustraded parapet. Interior structure of cast iron with glazed
clerestories supporting slated roofs and skylights, planned in form of 2
lofty naves between 3 aisles. Short east nave returns to form transept
crossing the west nave. The Italianate red brick, stone dressed.
Tavistock Street front boldly expresses the main structure: the nave and
aisle divisions are masked by pilasters between which are spaced
semicircular arched openings, a pair of windows to each nave, a window to
the west aisle and double doors with fanlights to the middle and east
aisles. Above each nave bay is a pedimented attic with large lunette
window. Similar feature ends the west transept on west front which is of
the same design.
Survey of London; Vol. XXXVI.
Covent Garden Market; Robert Thorne.

Listing NGR: TQ3046780913

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