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Numbers 1, 1a and 2-8 and Attached Railings and Lamp Holders

A Grade I Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5233 / 51°31'23"N

Longitude: -0.1395 / 0°8'22"W

OS Eastings: 529173

OS Northings: 182127

OS Grid: TQ291821

Mapcode National: GBR D8.V3

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.JZM3

Entry Name: Numbers 1, 1a and 2-8 and Attached Railings and Lamp Holders

Listing Date: 10 June 1954

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112991

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477292

Location: Camden, London, W1T

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Souls Langham Place

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/93/446 (East side)
10/06/54 Nos.1, 1A AND 2-8 (Consecutive)
and attached railings and
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1 & 1A, 2-10 (Consecutive))


Terrace of 8 houses forming, with Nos 9 & 10, (qv), the east
side of Fitzroy Square. c1792-4. By Robert and James Adam. Nos
1 and 1A restored 1950s after bomb damage. Portland stone with
rusticated ground floor. Plain 2nd floor sill band.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basements. 17 window range.
Symmetrical facade (including south bay only of No.8) with 5
centre bays and 3 bays at each end projecting. Round-arched
openings at ground floor level with impost bands. Sash windows
in shallow, plain recesses. No.7 with rectangular C20 office
window. Doorways with pilaster-jambs carrying cornice-heads,
some with radial patterned fanlights, panelled doors. 1st
floor centre bays with distyle-in-antis recessed, attached
Ionic columns rising through the 2nd floor to support the
entablature. Square-headed sash windows in shallow
round-arched recesses with pilasters. Square-headed, recessed
sashes to 2nd floor. End pavilions with distyle-in-antis
recessed columns forming a tripartite window with Diocletian
window above. Either side, 1st floor window square-headed in
shallow round-arched recess with pilasters. Square-headed,
recessed sashes to 2nd floor. Wings with square-headed,
recessed sashes. All 1st floor windows with cast-iron
balconies, those on the wings continuous. Entablature with
part of the frieze enriched at 3rd floor level. Attic storey
with recessed sashes, the centre bay having pilasters above
the columns and oculi to each outer bay. Northern pavilion
with round-arched windows to outer bays and central oculus.
Cornice and blocking course.
INTERIORS: mostly plain with enriched ceiling cornices. Stone
staircases with iron balusters and some marble fireplaces.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas, Nos 4 & 5 with cast-iron lamp-holders.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.7 was the home of Sir Charles Eastlake,
painter & first Director of the National Gallery (GLC plaque).
No.8: entrance bay forms north bay of symmetrical facade. 2
bays to left do not form part of the composition and are of a

more simple design. Plain ashlar with slate mansard roof and
dormers. 3 storeys and attic. 2 windows. Recessed sash windows
with 1st floor balconies. Cornice and balustraded parapet.
(See also Nos 9 & 10 Fitzroy Square.)
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 52-8; Lees-Milne
J: The Age of Adam: London and New York: -1947: 129-130).

Listing NGR: TQ2919582115

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