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St Mungo's Housing

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5155 / 51°30'55"N

Longitude: -0.1264 / 0°7'35"W

OS Eastings: 530102

OS Northings: 181284

OS Grid: TQ301812

Mapcode National: GBR HB.SX

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R5JK

Entry Name: St Mungo's Housing

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078296

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477189

Location: Camden, London, WC2H

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ENDELL STREET (South West side)
No.83 St Mungo's Housing

(Formerly Listed as: ST GILES HIGH STREET St Giles in the Fields Church of England Primary School)


School now a hostel for the homeless. 1860. By E.M Barry. Polychrome brick with some terracotta and stone dressings under a slate roof in tough Gothic revival style. Rectangular plan on the corner of Endell Street and High Holborn.

EXTERIOR: entrance front on Endell Street, Four storeys, basement and dormers, five windows (seven windows on return to High Holborn). Ground floor yellow stock brick with red brick bands with paired, pointed-arch windows and centrally placed doorway with fanlight and stone either side of round arch inscribed NATIONAL SCHOOLS. String course at first floor level on which recessed square headed windows with brick mullions under a continuous band of decorative blue and red tiles. Second floor to left, a pair of pointed arch, decorative terracotta tiled windows with a marble colonnette. To the right, three identical pointed arch windows under an asymmetrically placed gable containing two lancet windows with marble colonnette and oculus above under a pointed terracotta arch. Trefoil window in pointed arch in the apex. To either side, rising through the gable, vertical brick features. The third floor comprises a continuous mostly blind arcade of pointed arches to eaves level. High Holborn return has similar fenestration and dressings with two large dormers and scattered small ones.

INTERIOR: altered but retains some original features.

HISTORICAL NOTE: built as parish schools for 1500 children, together with an industrial school and soup kitchen for the poor of the Drury Lane slums.

Listing NGR: TQ3010281284

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

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