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The London Foot Hospital and Attached Railings

A Grade I Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5225 / 51°31'21"N

Longitude: -0.1396 / 0°8'22"W

OS Eastings: 529165

OS Northings: 182042

OS Grid: TQ291820

Mapcode National: GBR D8.TD

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.JZKQ

Entry Name: The London Foot Hospital and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 10 June 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1112997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477300

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


798-1/93/450 (South side)
10/06/54 Nos.33-40 (Consecutive)
The London Foot Hospital and
attached railings


Symmetrical terrace of 8 houses forming the south side of
Fitzroy Square, now in use as a hospital. c1792-8. By Robert
and James Adam. Nos 36, 37 & 38 facades restored in facsimile
following war damage. Portland stone with rusticated ground
floor. Symmetrical facade with 3 bays in the centre and at
each end projecting.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basements. 3 windows each. Nos 33 & 40
with 5 window returns (mostly blind) to Conway Street and
Fitzroy Street respectively. Round-arched ground floor
openings linked by impost bands. Doorways with pilaster-jambs
carrying cornice heads; fanlights (some radial patterned) and
panelled doors. Sash windows in shallow, plain recesses. Upper
floors with square-headed, recessed sash windows, the 1st
floor with continuous cast-iron balcony. Plain 2nd floor sill
band. Main cornice with enriched frieze at 3rd floor level.
Cornice above attic storey with blocking course. Centre
projection with 2 recessed columns in antis through the 1st to
2nd floor. Above, a Diocletian window. Each bay to either side
with pilasters rising from 1st to 3rd floor supporting the
main cornice. Attic storey with 5 oculi, the outer 2 enriched
with swags. End pavilions; 1st floor centre bay with 2
recessed Ionic columns in antis supporting a recessed
architrave and enriched frieze. To either side, shallow,
rectangular niches with roundels of Classical figures above.
Main cornice at 3rd floor level with moulded, enriched panel.
Central Diocletian window to attic storey.
INTERIORS: mostly plain with enriched ceiling cornices, stone
staircases with iron balustrades and some marble fireplaces.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas.
Nos 33, 37 and 40 were listed on 14/05/74.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 52-8).

Listing NGR: TQ2915482020

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