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London & Lancashire Life Assurance

66-67 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1880-1881Architect:  Thomas Chatfield ClarkeLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1977) Variously described as “Italian Renaissance” by recent historians and “in the style of Francois I” (early French Renaissance) by Chatfield Clarke, the overall arrangement of this building seems to… Read More »London & Lancashire Life Assurance

Prescott Bank

now The Counting House 50 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1891-92Architect: Henry Cowell BoyesLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1997) Sandwiched between a rare (for the City) modernist 1930s building and the last 18th century house on Cornhill, the former Prescott Bank building at No.… Read More »Prescott Bank

Union Discount Company

39-41 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1889-1890Architect:  John Macvicar AndersonLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1970) For much of the history of the City of London, the main source of short-term mercantile financing was through the discounting of bills of exchange. While accepting houses (largely… Read More »Union Discount Company

Royal Exchange Buildings

2 Royal Exchange Buildings, EC2 Built: 1906-1910Architect:  Sir Ernest George & Alfred YeatesLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1997) The Royal Exchange Buildings are separated from the East side of the Royal Exchange by a broad pedestrianised passage, featuring several monuments. Fountains,… Read More »Royal Exchange Buildings

National Discount Co.

33-35 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1858Architect:  Frederic John Francis and Horace FrancisLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II   (1972) Faced entirely in Portland stone and benefiting from none of the chromatic enhancements of buildings further East on Cornhill, the former National Discount Company headquarters rely… Read More »National Discount Co.

Scottish Widows

28-30 Cornhill, EC3 Built: 1934-1935 Architect:  William Curtis Green Location: Cornhill Listing: Grade II Progressing eastward along Cornhill, after the imposing colonnade of Lloyds Bank and the transitional Classic-Deco Commercial Union Assurance, we come to The London offices of Scottish… Read More »Scottish Widows

Commercial Union Assurance

23-27 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1929Architect:  Maurice WebbLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II (1977) The current building, in addition to forming part of a diverse, yet coherent, set of inter-war building along the South-Western side of Cornhill, has a rather unique history.  The Commercial… Read More »Commercial Union Assurance

Lloyds Bank

15-22 Cornhill, EC3 (and 71-77 Lombard Street)Built: 1927-30Architect:  Sir John BurnetLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II* Like its similarly dated counterparts on Poultry (The Midland Bank and National Westminster Bank), the Lloyds Bank building is representative of the culmination of a century… Read More »Lloyds Bank

Scottish Equitable Assurance

13-14 Cornhill, EC3Built: 1910Architect:  James Glen GibsonLocation: CornhillListing: Grade II (1998) This is an interesting building not least because of its tall, narrow proportions and its transitional classical style. The two-storey base is composed of rather tall ground floor and… Read More »Scottish Equitable Assurance