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Sewer Vent at Western End of Chelsea Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Churchill, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4855 / 51°29'7"N

Longitude: -0.1507 / 0°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 528499

OS Northings: 177909

OS Grid: TQ284779

Mapcode National: GBR BP.BN

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.BXPK

Entry Name: Sewer Vent at Western End of Chelsea Bridge

Listing Date: 11 January 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265101

English Heritage Legacy ID: 425996

Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3

County: London

District: Kensington and Chelsea

Electoral Ward/Division: Churchill

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke and Christ Church Chelsea

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:

TQ 2677 SE CHELSEA EMBANKMENT
(south side)
249-/62/10041 Sewer vent at western end of Chelsea
Bridge

GV II

Sewer vent. 1874 for the Metropolitan Board of Works, George Vulliamy supervising architect to the
northern outfall sewer extension engineered by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and opened that year. Cast iron
columns of great height to draw off vapours from the sewer and distribute their foul odours high above
the embankment. Tri-partitie composition. Tapering fluted lower section above a quarter-circle
moulding with an arch and arrow motif, and below a cable moulding, lotus leaf frieze, and embossed
upper band. The 15' shaft sports three moulded bands, and the coved terminal is capped with
trefoil-pierced cresting. The base bears a plaque with the inscription J STONES AND CO/
ENGINEERS/ DEPTFORD. LONDON SE, and also a removable cover on the other side, similarly
inscribed.
Included as a distinctive element of a major engineering achievement.

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

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