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The Pantiles

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnet, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5855 / 51°35'7"N

Longitude: -0.1995 / 0°11'58"W

OS Eastings: 524839

OS Northings: 188941

OS Grid: TQ248889

Mapcode National: GBR C3.NF4

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.HDDW

Entry Name: The Pantiles

Listing Date: 29 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096075

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490041

Location: Barnet, London, NW11

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Jude-on-the-Hill Hampstead Garden Suburb

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


31/0/10443 FINCHLEY ROAD
29-APR-03 The Pantiles

II

Block of 40 flats. 1934 to the designs of J B F Cowper. Brick, upper floors smooth rendered, green glazed pantiled shallow hipped roofs. 40 flats with access from five staircases. Three storeys, with part basement. Pastiche Italianate style. Crittall small-paned steel casement windows, with some canted bays. Open half-courtyard plan, with projecting ends. Arched windows on the ground floor, the balcony fronts, entrance doors with profiled tracery and imposing flights of steps from Finchley Road with flanking parapets topped by stone pantile copings. The brick staircase towers, with their full-length glazing and flat parapet roofs, indicate the influence of modern styling, taken further on the rear elevation where the roofs are flat to give a continuous fire escape balcony on the third floor, with a bold banded treatment of the projecting staircase turrets. Interiors not inspected.

The Italianate or 'hacienda' style had a short-lived popularity in the 1930s. Here it is done with unusual verve and attention to detail. The architect, James B F Cowper, came to prominence as a specialist designer of flats after winning a competition for the construction of Heathcroft, Hampstead Garden Suburb (q.v.). This is a fine, little-altered example of his mature style, showing his care for detail and fine massing in whatever style he adopted.

Sources
Ascot Water Heaters, Flats, 1938
The Builder, 9 March 1923 and 1 May 1964
Miller and Gray, Hampstead Garden Suburb, 1992
RIBA Biography File

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