Basic Site Details

Name: British Embassy
City or county: Constantinople
Country: Turkey
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Notes: The estimated cost was 38,000. The work comprised iron girders to make the building more fireproof, reinstatement, and a new glazed roof to the court. The northern extension was to house the servants' hall and kitchens. New boundary walls were to be built, with two new gates and gatehouses, and new stables as a result of post-fire widening. The work was completed in 1876 at a cost of 39,500.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Public building  

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 118711876 Extensive repairs following fire damage; new stables, entrance lodge and walls as a result of a street widening scheme

People

Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1John Lessels (junior)Architect 18711876Extensive repairs following fire damage; new stables, entrance lodge and walls as a result of a street widening scheme

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Bertram, Mark2011Britian's Diplomatic Buildings Overseas, 1800-2000 Reading: Spire Bookspp72-3
Item 2 of 2Lessels, John II A Brief Account of the Ancient Family of Lessels in Fifeshire Carbon copy of original typescript in possession of Jane Lessels. Copy in NMRS.