Europe Arab Bank Gargoyles - Moorgate, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.921 W 000° 05.373
30U E 701934 N 5711152
Quick Description: This highly decorated, Grade II* listed building is on the west side of Moorgate just north of the Bank of England.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 11:33:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMGE0G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 1

Long Description:

These spouts are still in use to carry the water away from the openings in the upper parts of the tower at the corner of the building.

The building, the Europe Arab Bank, is Grade II* listed and the entry at the English Heritage website [visit link] tells us:

"1890-93 by Aston Webb and Bell. Corner building in modified Flemish gothic style. Portland stone with polished granite base. 4 storeys plus 2 storeys of dormers in slated roof. Corner entrance with richly carved oriel above, rising to slated spire. Steeply hipped roofs at each party wall and prominent chimney-stacks."

Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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