Former Law Fire Insurance Office

Pictured: 16, Bell Yard

From the Historic England entry:

“The former offices of the Law Fire Insurance Company. 1858-9 by Thomas Bellamy, extended to Bell Yard by him in 1874-6….Present facade to Bell Yard also of three bays, the ground floor with enriched, round-arched windows, the doorway now disused. In spandrels motifs of a fireman’s helmet and axes, between rosettes. Short return screens with pilasters rise each side to bracketed cornice under first floor. First floor windows have sashes with glazing bars under heavy console brackets and within moulded architraves. Second floor with architraved windows and rosettes under modillion eaves cornice…No. 16 Bell Yard with stair to side: a straight flight with curly iron balustrade rises to first floor, whilst to the upper floor the stair has timber balusters with heavy fluted newels.”

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