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Mansion House

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, City of London

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Latitude: 51.513 / 51°30'46"N

Longitude: -0.0895 / 0°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 532669

OS Northings: 181070

OS Grid: TQ326810

Mapcode National: GBR SC.1T

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.D7JH

Plus Code: 9C3XGW76+55

Entry Name: Mansion House

Listing Date: 4 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064604

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199614

Location: Walbrook, City of London, London, EC4N

County: City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Walbrook

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Walbrook

Church of England Diocese: London

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Description

TQ 3281 SE
10/259

MANSION HOUSE STREET EC2 (south side)
Mansion House

4.1.50

GV
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1739 to 1753, by Dance the Elder. Monumental, classical building with rusticated ground storey and order of Corinthian columns and pilasters through two main storeys plus attic above entablature. Altered roof storey behind crowning balustrade/parapet. Narrow north front has eight-columned portico with richly carved tympanum to pediment. Balustraded steps at either side (altered in C19). Long returns to east and west relatively plain but for pilastered end pavilions with large, round-arched windows above Venetian openings. Small Doric portico to west at ground floor level, now main entrance. South elevation entirely plain of yellow brick above ground storey. Numerous iron escape staircases. Ground floor windows have decorative C19 iron grilles.

Interior has been altered, especially roofing of courtyard, but retains much of its exceptionally rich original decoration. Two staircases, two largest rooms are ballroom to north, and Egyptian hall to south rising through whole height of building. Much C19 sculpture.

Listing NGR: TQ3266481066

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