TQ3281 : Wall Plaques at Post Office Court

taken 8 years ago, near to London, City of London, Great Britain

Wall Plaques at Post Office Court
Wall Plaques at Post Office Court
A selection of Plaques on the wall at Post Office Court. The Corporation of London has provided the following information:

"These sculptures elements were installed here in 2003/4. They were decorative elements of the building previously on the site at 10-15 Lombard Street/ 83-36 King William Street and it was a condition of the planning permission to demolish the building and build a new one that this stonework was salvaged and reinstated as part of the development. The stone panels were previously over doors and entrances to passageways across the site.

The previous building on the site was a Portland stone clad building constructed in 1938/40, which was designed by Whinney Son and Austin Hall."
City of London Footways

This is a collection of various passages, courts, alleys, paths, pedestrian tunnels and pavements in the City of London. Many of these date from the medieval street plan and have survived the redevelopment of recent years, some of which travel under buildings.

The term "footway" is used in fairly wide sense to describe any path or track for pedestrians, where motor vehicles are not normally allowed.

A very helpful reference is Ivor Hoole's "A guide to the alleys, courts, passages and yards of Central London" which has been archived here: Archive LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 January, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Paths  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
City of London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3277 8103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.7562N 0:5.2848W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3278 8102
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Artwork  Wall Plaque  Passageway  Covered Passage 

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