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Number 17 and Attached Railings to Front and Garden Walls to Rear

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5553 / 51°33'19"N

Longitude: -0.1798 / 0°10'47"W

OS Eastings: 526287

OS Northings: 185619

OS Grid: TQ262856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.MCL

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T5TJ

Entry Name: Number 17 and Attached Railings to Front and Garden Walls to Rear

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476944

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


798-1/26/229 (South side)
11/08/50 No.17
and attached railings to front and
garden walls to rear


Terraced house. Perhaps c1723, certainly by 1728, ground floor
altered early C19 and upper floors refaced late C19 in
Georgian style. Rear bathroom on corbel brackets added c1890s.
Multi-coloured stock brick and stucco ground floor, channelled
to appear as ashlar. Slated mansard roof with dormers.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. Round-arched doorway
with fluted pilaster jambs, radial fanlight and panelled door.
Recessed sashes to ground floor; 1st floor, red brick
segmental arches to casements with cast-iron balconies; 2nd
floor, red brick segmental arches to recessed sashes with
exposed boxing. Parapet. Lead rainwater head and pipe to
INTERIOR: plan of two rooms on each of the principal floors,
with staircase hall to rear of hallway and later closets on
half landing. Hallway panelled, as are ground-floor rooms.
Closed string staircase the full height of the house. First
floor panelled with box cornice, has early C19 fireplace and
1872 Minton tiles. Second floor front room with early C18
fireplace in simpler panelling. Second floor rear room with
stained glass panels over bay and early C18 fireplace.
Basement with plank doors, dresser, cupboard and dumb waiter.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: home of the writer HG Wells 1909-13.

Listing NGR: TQ2628685617

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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