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Former Offices of the Bridewell Hospital

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle Baynard, London

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Latitude: 51.513 / 51°30'46"N

Longitude: -0.1045 / 0°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 531628

OS Northings: 181043

OS Grid: TQ316810

Mapcode National: GBR NC.PT

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.47MH

Entry Name: Former Offices of the Bridewell Hospital

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Last Amended: 29 September 1997

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1359214

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199660

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 Bride Fleet Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

(West side)
627-0/8/174 No.14 (former offices of
the Bridewell Hospital)

GV 04/01/50 II*

Circa 1805, by James Lewis. Classical front in Portland stone. 3 storeys. 3 windows. Channelled ground storey with 3, arched openings. Order of Doric pilasters through 2 storeys above supporting pediment with coat of arms in tympanum. Dressings to 1st and 2nd storey windows. Railings and lamp standards to front area. Irregular rear elevation of 2 storeys. Yellow brick with slight stone dressings. INTERIOR: wrought-iron gates lead into a barrel-vaulted passage which originally gave access to a courtyard behind. On either side are doorways with ornamental fanlights. The passage is lit by a lantern supported by a bracket spanning the gap between the two doors. The right-hand doorway leads into a hall with an elegant cantilevered staircase, and the front room on this side has a marble fireplace with inset 'cameos'. The left- hand doorway leads into a self-contained unit comprising two ground floor and two basement rooms, the ground floor front room having a barrel vaulted-ceiling. Some delicate, plaster cornices and plain, early- C19 fireplaces survive in first and ground floor rooms.

Listing NGR: TQ3161381025

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