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Number 8 and Attached Railings and Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembley, London

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Latitude: 51.5557 / 51°33'20"N

Longitude: -0.1796 / 0°10'46"W

OS Eastings: 526297

OS Northings: 185655

OS Grid: TQ262856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.MDK

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T5W8

Plus Code: 9C3XHR4C+74

Entry Name: Number 8 and Attached Railings and Gate

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067343

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476934

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/221 (North side)
11/08/50 No.8
and attached railings and gate


Terraced house. c1728. Built by R Hughes; mostly rebuilt and
refaced late C19. Brown brick with red brick dressings. Tiled
mansard roof with dormer.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. 2 windows. Wooden
architraved doorcase with pilasters and bracketed cornice with
fluted frieze; patterned fanlight and panelled door. Gauged
red brick flat arches to flush framed sashes with exposed
boxing. Moulded brick strings at floor levels. Parapet. Rear
elevation has flush sash windows in exposed boxes, with single
iron brackets to hold upper frame.
INTERIOR: 2 rooms deep with central stair at right-angles to
facade, and with deep extended bay to right at rear, probably
of early C20 date. Door gives into open ground floor, with
full-height ovolo-moulded panelling having dado rail and box
cornice. Early C18 corner fireplace with faience tiles.
Staircase rises from centre of present space, with three
turned balusters per tread and newels, the lowest flight with
balustrade on both sides. First floor rear room with
panelling, box cornice and dado, with C18 fireplace in early
C19 grate and plank door. Second floor front room has early
C18 corner fireplace, full-height panelling with cornice, dado
and shutters. Second-floor rear room has full-height panelling
with moulded cornice and dado, an early C18 fireplace with
early C19 grate and shutters. Third-floor front room opens
into M-shaped roof. Rear room with some panelling and early
C18 fireplace.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas and wrought-iron gateway of scroll design
with overthrow.
HISTORICAL NOTE: c1785-1800 this was the home of Mrs Barbauld
and her niece, Lucy Aikin, both famous writers.
(RCHME: London: Vol. II, West London: London: -1925: 42;
Victoria County History: Middlesex: Vol. IX, Paddington &
Hampstead Parishes: London: -1989: 20).

Listing NGR: TQ2629785656

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