TQ3380 : 23 Eastcheap

taken 9 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

23 Eastcheap
23 Eastcheap
A magnificent example of Victorian polychromy (although the bottom two floors were not originally painted). It looks as if it is made out of sweets. Pevsner describes the style as "vigorous Lombardic Gothic". Striped voussoirs and colonettes abound beneath a terracotta cornice. It was built in 1861-62 as offices and warehousing for Messrs Hunt & Crombie, spice merchants. The architects were John Young & Sons. Grade II listed.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3305 8083 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6444N 0:5.0474W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3302 8081
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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