TQ3281 : Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Avenue

taken 7 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Avenue
Girdlers' Hall, Basinghall Avenue
Down a bit. It's the polite neo-Georgian brick building you want, not the blue City Tower taking up ninety per cent of the picture. Built 1960-61 to the designs of Waterhouse & Ripley. Pevsner comments that it "thumbs its nose at the surrounding and exactly contemporary curtain-walled blocks" (City Tower was begun in 1962). A plaque on the site records that the first hall was built "on this site in 1431, destroyed by the Great Fire in 1666 and again by enemy action in 1940".
Girdlers used to make belts and girdles. Presumably 'Belters' was considered inappropriate.
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TQ3281, 4678 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3258 8151 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.0177N 0:5.4382W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3264 8150
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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