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Former Glasgow Herald Office

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5141 / 51°30'50"N

Longitude: -0.1084 / 0°6'30"W

OS Eastings: 531354

OS Northings: 181157

OS Grid: TQ313811

Mapcode National: GBR MC.TF

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.26JN

Plus Code: 9C3XGV7R+JJ

Entry Name: Former Glasgow Herald Office

Listing Date: 15 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375271

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466156

Location: City of London, London, EC4Y

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Farringdon Without

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Bride Fleet Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 3181 SW
627-0/7/10064

FLEET STREET, EC4
No.56 and 57 (Former Glasgow Herald Office)

(Formerly listed as No.56 and 57 (Glasgow Herald Office))


GV
II
Former offices of Glasgow Herald. 1927. Percy Tubbs. C. W. Dyson Smith helped with the design of stone and bronze work. Stone and polished granite; gilded bronze. Roof parapetted.

Six storeys. Three-window range. Narrow front shows the influence of the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, mingling Greek Revival and Moderne styles. Ground floor of polished granite with gilded bronze frieze of frozen fountain motif. First to third floors treated as inset segmental bay of metal with coved jambs. Fretted hood moulding above with lion masks. The bay has three windows, each divided from the other by full-height risers; each window with stylized egg and dart moulding to lintel; spandrels are fluted. Bay terminates in cornice. Walls flanking inset are smooth, a significant detail since much of the building's architectural interest derives from the contrast between blank wall and judiciously placed detail. Three, unmoulded flat-arched with fourth floor, each flanked by a fasces which are suspended, as it were, from entablature implied by recessed panels; shallow mutules to blocks and egg and dart cornice, the latter punctuated by six bosses. Two-storey roof projection, the top of which with louvres, its three slotted openings defined by Egyptian-styled pediment; the sides and corners treated as banded rustication and slightly battered, giving it an almost Mayan air.


Listing NGR: TQ3135681150

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