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Vanished England

19 June 2013

1922 – Old Lloyd’s Building, Leadenhall St., London

Architect: Sir Edwin Cooper The first Lloyd’s building (at 12 Leadenhall Street in the City of London) had been built on this site in 1928. bY 1978, Lloyd’s had outgrown their accommodation, and...

31 May 2013

1920 – Magnet House, Kingsway, London

Architect: R. Frank Atkinson Constructed for the General Electric Co., and extended over the years. Sold in later 1950s and demolished shortly after. Replaced by a building, also called Magnet House, by Richard...

21 May 2013

1920 – Avon India Rubber Co., Euston Rd., London

Architect: Robert Angell From The Building News, September 3 1920: “The building is a new London depot for the Avon India Rubber Company. Ltd. The premises have frontages in the Euston Road, Fitzroy...

17 May 2013

1869 – Milner Field, Yorkshire

Architect: Thomas Harris Milner Field was a large mansion set within its own parkland, one mile to the north west of the mill and model village of Saltaire. It was commissioned by Titus...

17 May 2013

1873 – Premises, Boar Lane, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: Thomas Ambler From The Building News, December 19 1873: “This illustration represents one of tho new shops in the reconstruction of Boar-lane, in Leeds. The widening of this street has caused a...

13 May 2013

1872 – No. 36 Piccadilly, London

Architect: George & Vaughan Published in The Building News, July 19 1872: “IN our review of the International Exhibition we noticed as follows the high character of design and draughtsmanship reached by Messrs....

10 May 2013

1920 – Design for Alexandra Hotel, Bridlington, Yorkshire

Architect: Percy Bown Unbuilt extensions to the Alexandra Hotel – the central bock of nine-bays with a further three-bays to either side comprised the original hotel. Demolished in the 1970s after many years...

09 May 2013

1869 – Harrington House, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Architect: Edward Welby Pugin Commissioned by a Major Seel, it cost him £27,000, an enormous sum in those days. Through lack of funds he was unable to complete the furnishings, and never lived...

01 May 2013

1874 – Commercial Buildings, Park Row, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: George Corson Published in The Building News, July 10 1874: “This building has been lately erected for Mr. Archibald Kamsden, for the purposes indicated above. The offices of the Royal Insurance Company...