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© Mr Jim Buckley LRPS

IoE Number: 199607
Location: CUSTOM HOUSE, LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 (south side)
  CITY OF LONDON, CITY OF LONDON, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Jim Buckley LRPS
Date Photographed: 11 June 2001
Date listed: 05 June 1972
Date of last amendment: 05 June 1972
Grade I

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LOWER THAMES STREET EC35002(South Side)Custom HouseTQ 3380 NW 17/4725.6.72.

LOWER THAMES STREET EC3 1. 5002 (South Side) Custom House TQ 3380 NW 17/472 5.6.72. I 2. 1813 to 17 by David Laing. Centre of river front rebuilt in 1825 by Robert Smirke. East end rebuilt after World War II with alterations to basements etc. Very large neo classical building of Portland stone with street front of yellow brick and stone dressings. Granite basement to Smirke's rebuilding. 3 main storeys plus basement and attic. 3 Ionic porticos of 6 columns to river, outer ones engaged. Straight entablatures, segmentally arched windows to partly channelled ground storey. Some 1st floor windows corniced. Balustrade in front of part of attic. Simple returns. Recessed centre of plain street front has order of 8 Doric pilasters above channelled ground storey with triple entrance. 3 lamps on iron brackets and carved royal arms above. Plain area railings. Interior very simple except for large, severe Long Room by Smirke: order of Doric pilasters on pedestals and semi-elliptical, panelled ceiling: corniced doors and windows.

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