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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 Burnet + Campbell-Jones & SmithersLocation: 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… 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

The Royal Exchange

Between Cornhill and Threadneedle Street, EC3Built: 1841-1844Architect:  Sir William TiteLocation: CornhillListing: Grade I (1950) The Royal Exchange was once the pre-eminent institution within the mercantile City of London. It was founded in 1565 by Sir Thomas Gresham on a site… Read More »The Royal Exchange

Cornhill

Cornhill is one of the streets that fan out from the Bank intersection ‒ the City’s of London’s financial heart. Running roughly west to east from Bank Junction, it meets the intersection (anciently know as ‘carfax’) between Gracechurch Street, Bishopsgate… Read More »Cornhill

Offices at 48 Bishopsgate

48 Bishopsgate, EC2Built: 1896Architect:  H.H. & M.E. CollinsLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade II (1977) The small office building at No. 48 is flanked by two very plain houses (one is a listed, 18th century survivor) and occupies a footprint that is only… Read More »Offices at 48 Bishopsgate

Hudson Bay House

now Hasilwood House 52-68 Bishopsgate, EC2 Built: 1926-28 Architect:  Mewés & Davis Location: Bishopsgate Listing: Grade II (1977) The Hudson Bay Company was headquartered at various locations in the City since being founded, in the 17th century. Construction of Hudson Bay… Read More »Hudson Bay House

National Provincial Bank

now Gibson Hall 15 Bishopsgate, EC2Built: 1864-66Architect: John GibsonLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade I (1950) The National Provincial Bank, which later became one of the constituents of National Westminster, was one of the earliest, most aggressively commercial joint-stock banks and probably the first… Read More »National Provincial Bank

The Hampshire Banking Co.

Corner of Bishopsgate & Threadneedle Street (N. 39), EC2Built: 1874-76Architect: Theodore Knolles GreenLocation: BishopsgateListing: Grade II (1977) The Hampshire Banking Co., which commissioned this building, was established in 1834 as a joint-stock bank and, one year after merging with the… Read More »The Hampshire Banking Co.