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Main Entrance Gateway, Railings and Attached Lodges to the British Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5185 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1257 / 0°7'32"W

OS Eastings: 530139

OS Northings: 181619

OS Grid: TQ301816

Mapcode National: GBR H9.XT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R3W7

Entry Name: Main Entrance Gateway, Railings and Attached Lodges to the British Museum

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130406

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477885

Location: Camden, London, WC1B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bloomsbury Way St George

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/100/699 (North side)
14/05/74 Main entrance gateway, railings and
attached lodges to The British
(Formerly Listed as:
Railings and main entrance gateway
of the British Museum)


Main entrance gateway, railings & porters lodges. 1849. By
Sydney Smirke. Cast-iron and granite. Large, elaborate,
cast-iron double vehicle entrance gates flanked by single
footgates. Engaged, fluted and foliated Corinthian columns,
and pilasters, to piers surmounted by urns. Main piers of
granite containing small porters' lodges with plain
square-headed entrances. Elaborate cast-iron railings on
granite plinth with granite interval piers, the standards in
the form of candelabra on bases with clawed feet.

Listing NGR: TQ3013981619

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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