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147 and 148, Leadenhall Street

A Grade II Listed Building in City of London, London

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Latitude: 51.5136 / 51°30'49"N

Longitude: -0.0832 / 0°4'59"W

OS Eastings: 533103

OS Northings: 181152

OS Grid: TQ331811

Mapcode National: GBR TC.GL

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.H6VZ

Entry Name: 147 and 148, Leadenhall Street

Listing Date: 8 October 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252039

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434961

Location: City of London, London, EC3V

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Lime Street

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Peter Upon Cornhill

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3381
11/402 Nos 147 and 148


Bank and offices. 1927 by J W O'Connor (an American architect) for Grace & Co, a
New York family owned banking firm. Portland stone. 4 storeys, mezzanine floor,
attic and basement. 3 windows. Ground floor enriched with serlian motif, the arch extending into mezzanine floor. Central pedimented entrance with enriched doorcase and panelled doors leading into banking hall. To left, entrance to offices with enriched panel over, overlight and panelled doors; to right recessed sash with enriched panel over and semi-basement opening with bronze grill of geometric pattern. Mezzanine floor with sashes flanking central arch with radial pattern fanlight. Recessed sashes with original hardwood frames and glazing bars; 1st floor architraved with cornices and sill band. Vertical ventilation slits beneath each sash with bronze grills. Doric cornice with enriched Metopes. Parapet with enriched panels. Interior retains all the principal spaces largely intact with decoration in quality materials. Lobby with Adam style detail and bronze screen of geometric pattern leading into large opulent banking hall with fluted Ionic columns supporting cornice enriched with winged beasts and paterea; deeply coffered ceiling. Dog-leg stair of concrete clad with cream marble; thin iron balusters of alternating round and square plan, newels of baluster type enriched with acanthus leaves, and hardwood wreathed handrail. Panelled Board Room with Adam style decoration including fireplace and, to left, a niche with shell head and shelves. A range of walnut and oak panelled 3rd floor offices in different styles with stone fireplaces served by a classically enriched corridor. A rare survival in the City of a building of this period with large, opulent spaces.

Listing NGR: TQ3310581159

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

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