London Court, Perth, Western Australia

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Title

London Court, Perth, Western Australia

Subject

Arcade, architecture, Bernard Evans, bypass, Claude de Bernales, clock, cobblestones, corbels, Elizabethan, gable, gargoyles, Hay Street, heraldic shield, horse, Inter-War Old English style, iron gate, jettying, knight, leadlight windows, London Court, oriel window, pageantry, Perth, portcullis retail, shops, St George, St George cross, St George’s Terrace, timber panelling, tourney, Tudor, WA, weather vanes, Western Australia

Description

Image of London Court in Perth, Western Australia. London Court is an open air retail shopping arcade that runs between St George’s Terrace and Hay Street in the centre of Perth. The building was commissioned in 1936 by WA entrepreneur Claude de Bernales and designed by Melbourne based architect Bernard Evans. It was completed in 1937, when the arcade was opened with a ‘Ye Olde English Fayre’. London Court is distinctive for its Inter-War Old English style of architecture. At each end of the arcade is a three-storey entrance with a Tudor facade, a large wrought iron gate, heraldic shields – many bearing the St George cross – and an oriel window containing a large, decorative clock. Inside the narrow arcade, the Tudor facade continues with extensive half-timbering and timber-panelling on the walls, gabled roofs, leadlight windows and corbelled window boxes. Hand-carvings, gargoyles and crests also adorn the walls, and a number of weather vanes can be seen on the roof.

Creator

McEwan, Joanne

Date

12 March 2011

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No Copyright

Format

Digital Photograph

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Citation

“London Court, Perth, Western Australia,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/323.