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Alcove from Old London Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney Wick, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5423 / 51°32'32"N

Longitude: -0.0299 / 0°1'47"W

OS Eastings: 536716

OS Northings: 184440

OS Grid: TQ367844

Mapcode National: GBR K2.H41

Mapcode Global: VHGQV.FHJJ

Entry Name: Alcove from Old London Bridge

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426300

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E9

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Hackney Wick

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary of Eton Hackney

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

The List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21 February 2017.

VICTORIA PARK E9
1. ----------------
5013
Alcove from old
London Bridge
TQ 3684 27/666 24.4.51.
II

Stone alcove from Old London Bridge. Part of the remodelling of Old London Bridge by Sir Robert Taylor and George Dance, 1758-62, re-sited here in 1860. Dressed and tooled Portland stone. An alcove, semi-circular in plan, with an arched hood with moulded imposts, string course and keystone, and with engaged balusters with a projecting moulding to either side of the opening. Inscription on rear reads 'THIS ALCOVE WHICH STOOD ON OLD LONDON BRIDGE WAS PRESENTRED TO HER MAJESTY BY BENJAMIN DIXON Esq. J.P. FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC AND WAS PLACED HERE BY ORDER OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE W. COWPER FIRST COMMISSIONER OF HER MAJESTY'S WORKS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1860'. This is one of a pair of such alcoves relocated in Victoria Park (opened in 1845), and with a very interesting provenance. Old London Bridge was replaced in 1823-31 with a new bridge by John Rennie: these alcoves relate to the earlier structure, and are notable survivals from one of the most important early Neoclassical monuments in London.


Listing NGR: TQ3671684440

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1389538. This entry was removed from the List on 21 February 2017.

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

Description

The List entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 21 February 2017.

VICTORIA PARK E9
1. ----------------
5013
Alcove from old
London Bridge
TQ 3684 27/666 24.4.51.
II

Stone alcove from Old London Bridge. Part of the remodelling of Old London Bridge by Sir Robert Taylor and George Dance, 1758-62, re-sited here in 1860. Dressed and tooled Portland stone. An alcove, semi-circular in plan, with an arched hood with moulded imposts, string course and keystone, and with engaged balusters with a projecting moulding to either side of the opening. Inscription on rear reads 'THIS ALCOVE WHICH STOOD ON OLD LONDON BRIDGE WAS PRESENTRED TO HER MAJESTY BY BENJAMIN DIXON Esq. J.P. FOR THE USE OF THE PUBLIC AND WAS PLACED HERE BY ORDER OF THE RIGHT HONOURABLE W. COWPER FIRST COMMISSIONER OF HER MAJESTY'S WORKS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS 1860'. This is one of a pair of such alcoves relocated in Victoria Park (opened in 1845), and with a very interesting provenance. Old London Bridge was replaced in 1823-31 with a new bridge by John Rennie: these alcoves relate to the earlier structure, and are notable survivals from one of the most important early Neoclassical monuments in London.


Listing NGR: TQ3671684440

The asset was previously listed twice also under List entry 1389538. This entry was removed from the List on 21 February 2017.

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