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Youth Hostel

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Baynard, London

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Latitude: 51.5132 / 51°30'47"N

Longitude: -0.1006 / 0°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 531898

OS Northings: 181068

OS Grid: TQ318810

Mapcode National: GBR PC.KR

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.67NC

Entry Name: Youth Hostel

Listing Date: 10 November 1977

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199357

Location: City of London, London, EC4V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle Baynard

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(North Side)
No 36
(Youth Hostel)
TQ 3181 SE 8/N/2


Formerly St Paul's Choir School. 1874 by F C Penrose. White brick, terracotta
and plaster with sgraffito decoration. 2 main storeys with 2 dormered storeys
in the roof; the long principal elevation to Carter Lane symmetrical below cornice level with a complex rhythm of shallow projecting bays of unequal width (abcd(aaa)dcba). The facade employs Renaissance elements including Venetian and round windows, round leaded doorways and niches, the ground floor openings all in with sgraffito decoration to the intervening wall surface, the 1st floor openings with terracotta surrounds, some pedimented, set in brickwork with plain brick panels of shallow projection. A continuous sgraffito frieze at 1st floor level with the legend MIHI AUTEM ABSIT GLORIARE, etc. The terminal bays (ab) are emphasized by deep bracketted cornices, the remaining bays having plain brick parapets with moulded copings. The entrance bay (b) at the east end has a parapet above the cornice and is surmounted by a tall lucerne with prominent pilastered surround and semi-circular pedimental head. Plainer return elevation to Dean's Court with frieze (continuing inscription) and bracketed cornice.

Listing NGR: TQ3189881068

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