The Mayor's and City of London Court - Basinghall Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.922 W 000° 05.465
30U E 701828 N 5711150
Quick Description: This building is at the junction of Basinghall Street and Guildhall Buildings in the City of London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 10:50:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMEDVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

The gargoyles are badly weathered and it is hard to determine what creature(s) they represent.

The building is Grade II listed and its entry, at the English Heritage website (visit link), reads:

"1893, by Andrew Murray. Perpendicular Gothic, rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings, string courses etc. 2 storey front with 3-storey return on Basinghall Street. Principal elements of main facade are 2 3-bay ranges, with mullioned and transomed windows, those to the 1st storey cusped, between buttresses, flanking a lower 3-bay main entrance, slightly recessed with arched central door with carved spandrels, surmounted by 4 centre-arched traceried window to 1st storey, and crowning crocketted gable. The principal elements have blind traceried parapets, with carved gargoyles at the corners of the flanking ranges. Slated roofs with gable-ends. Stone turret with lead spirelet over east range, octagonal lantern with ogee lead cupola over west range."

Water spout is used: no

Condition: Unrecognizable

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