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8, Bishopsgate Churchyard

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5167 / 51°31'0"N

Longitude: -0.0829 / 0°4'58"W

OS Eastings: 533119

OS Northings: 181492

OS Grid: TQ331814

Mapcode National: GBR TB.JH

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.J41N

Plus Code: 9C3XGW88+MV

Entry Name: 8, Bishopsgate Churchyard

Listing Date: 5 March 1976

Last Amended: 3 June 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1064751

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199321

Location: Bishopsgate, City of London, London, EC2M

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Bishopsgate

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Botolph without Bishopsgate

Church of England Diocese: London

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TQ 3381 SW

No 8

(Formerly listed as the Gallipoli Restaurant)


Former Turkish baths, recently listed as a restaurant.1894-5 by S.Harold Elphick for James Forder Nevill; late C20 alterations. Faience tiles, terracotta and brick. Islamic style.

Small rectangular building with polygonal apse. Flat roof. Single storey with two main rooms below ground level approached by stair in apse. Apse clad in faience tiles being black at ground level, alternating bands of cream and brown to sill level and pale blue with a darker patterned frieze above. Eastern window star-shaped; flanking windows (two each side) lancets with shaped heads; all set in terracotta with stained glass and linked by continuous rich distended ogee woodmoulds. Deep terracotta entablature in elaborately ornate Islamic style which continues around the building. Crowning the apse, a copper octagonal lantern with multifoil stained glass lights and projecting bracketed cornice surmounted by a coloured glass onion dome with metal star and crescent finial. Entrance on the north side having an elaborately ornate Islamic style terracotta doorcase with attached columns and multifoil arch. To the right, a late C20 three-light window.

Good and unusual Islamic style tiled interior, lobby lined with ornate interlocking tiles, the design for which was registered by Elphick; pink and white dado, green and white above. Tiles continue down stairwell leading to lobby with tile framed mirror and two main rooms both with ornate multi-coloured tiled pillars, beams and cornices. One room with framed panels of interlocking tiles with shallow niches having multifoil arches on chevron enriched colonettes. Other room has tiled archway and panels of hand-painted tiles.

The baths remained in use until the 1950s. When built, the site was extremely cramped (Broad Street House stood over much of the baths) leaving only sufficient room for the small building above ground. The ingenuity of the planning was praised in The Builder for 9 February 1892.

Listing NGR: TQ3311981492

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