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Custom House

A Grade I Listed Building in Billingsgate, London

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Latitude: 51.5087 / 51°30'31"N

Longitude: -0.0824 / 0°4'56"W

OS Eastings: 533172

OS Northings: 180611

OS Grid: TQ331806

Mapcode National: GBR TF.MB

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.JB8R

Entry Name: Custom House

Listing Date: 5 June 1972

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359193

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199607

Location: City of London, London, EC3R

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Billingsgate

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: All Hallows-by-the-Tower

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Custom House
TQ 3380 NW 17/472 5.6.72.


1813 to 17 by David Laing. Centre of river front rebuilt in 1825 by Robert Smirke.
East end rebuilt after World War II with alterations to basements etc. Very large
neo classical building of Portland stone with street front of yellow brick and
stone dressings. Granite basement to Smirke's rebuilding. 3 main storeys plus
basement and attic. 3 Ionic porticos of 6 columns to river, outer ones engaged.
Straight entablatures, segmentally arched windows to partly channelled ground
storey. Some 1st floor windows corniced. Balustrade in front of part of attic.
Simple returns. Recessed centre of plain street front has order of 8 Doric pilasters
above channelled ground storey with triple entrance. 3 lamps on iron brackets
and carved royal arms above. Plain area railings. Interior very simple except
for large, severe Long Room by Smirke: order of Doric pilasters on pedestals and
semi-elliptical, panelled ceiling: corniced doors and windows.

Listing NGR: TQ3317280611

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