Client: Nicholsons Pubs
Completed: 2021
Category: Historic Building
Contract Duration: 4 Weeks
Architect:
What we did...
  • Facade Restoration
  • Stone Masonry & Cleaning
  • Structural Repairs
  • Window Repairs
  • Specialist Services

USL is pleased to have carried out external stone repairs to a London pub of national importance.  It goes without saying that Blackfriar Pub is notably, one of London's most famous pubs, and you'll see why before you ever step inside the door for a quick pint.  This Grade II* Nicholson's pub-house is an Art Nouveau architectural curiosity, wedge-shaped and stunningly adorned with mosaics, ornamental balconies and a guardian Dominican friar.  Built in about 1875 on the site of a former Medieval Dominican Friary, and later remodelled in about 1905 by the architect Herbert Fuller-Clark.  Much of the astonishing internal decoration was done by the sculptor Frederick T Callcott & Henry Poole.

External works included;

  • Stone repairs to Queen Victoria Street side of building including, making good old fines and repointing joints.
  • SW corner saw the repairs to Portland stone.
  • Stonework to cornice and moulding.
  • Existing paint removal to carvings.
  • Repairs to balcony railings and reconstruction to cill stones.
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