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George Yard

George Yard with St Edmund the King and Martyr Churchyard, June 2010. Photo: S Williams

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George Yard had long existed as a narrow alleyway and was opened out in 1929-32 to provide a large paved courtyard as office development took place, becoming George Square. It has changed over the C20th as new building has taken place. In 1986-94 Barclays Bank built new premises here with the main entrance onto George Square, where 5 decorative reliefs commissioned for the Bank's previous premises at Lombard Street were mounted, showing old street signs of former properties and occupants of the site. The courtyard is largely hard landscaped.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: George Yard
Postcode: EC3V 9EA > Google Map
Type of site: Square
Date(s): 1929-32; 1986-94
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: City of London
Site ownership: City of London Corporation
Site management: Department of Technical Services
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
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Public transport: Tube: Bank (Central, DLR, Northern, Waterloo & City) / Monument (Circle, District).
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

Fuller information:

George Yard had long existed as a narrow alleyway and was opened out in 1929-32 to provide a large paved courtyard as office development took place here, becoming George Square. It has changed over the C20th as new building takes place, most recently when Barclays Bank, which has had premises on Lombard Street since 1728, built new premises in 1986-94 and has its main entrance onto George Square. Five decorative reliefs commissioned in 1946 from Sir Charles Wheeler for the Bank's previous premises at 54 Lombard Street are now mounted to the wall near the bank entrance, showing old street signs of former properties and occupants of the site. The courtyard is largely hard landscaped with some planting. Across George Square is the small garden of the former churchyard of St Edmund the King and Martyr (q.v.).

Sources consulted:

Simon Bradley & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 1: The City of London', 1997 (1999 ed.
Grid ref: TQ328810
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On EH National Register : No
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Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Bank
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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