1866 - Bible Society - Queen Victoria Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.729 W 000° 06.047
30U E 701169 N 5710765
Quick Description: This building, located on the north side of Queen Victoria Street, was built in 1866 as the home for the British and Foreign Bible Society. It opened in 1868. Today, it is home to the Church of Scientology London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/15/2015 1:02:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNPQW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:

The cornerstone is inscribed:

British and Foreign Bible Society
"Thy word is truth"

This stone was laid June XI MDCCCLXVI
by His Royal Highness Albert Edward
Prince of Wales

The Earl of Shaftesbury KG President
John Rockeef Esq President

The building is Grade II listed with the entry at the Historic England website telling us:

1866 by Edward l'Anson. Portland stone corner building in mannered classical style. 4 storeys plus battered basement. Front 7 windows; return 5 windows. Entrance at basement/ground floor level with pilasters and large brackets supporting balcony above. Broad pilasters to upper storeys with round-arched and balustraded 1st floor windows and 3 balconies to centre of 2nd floor. Modillion, crowning cornice. Plain rear of yellow brick and stone.

Year of construction: 1866

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