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Latitude: 51.5239 / 51°31'26"N
Longitude: -0.1316 / 0°7'53"W
OS Eastings: 529720
OS Northings: 182212
OS Grid: TQ297822
Mapcode National: GBR G7.MW
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.NYTM
Plus Code: 9C3XGVF9+H9
Entry Name: Numbers 14 and 15 and Attached Railings and Pillars
Listing Date: 28 March 1969
Last Amended: 11 January 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113027
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477354
Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1H
Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2982SE GORDON SQUARE
798-1/94/591 (West side)
28/03/69 Nos.14 AND 15
and attached railings and pillars
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.14 AND 15
Dr William's Library)
University hall, later library. 1848. By TL Donaldson. Red
brick with stone dressings. Tudor style.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and semi-basement. Double fronted with 5
bays of windows. Facade articulated by octagonal turrets with
stone octagonal finials, rising the height of the building, at
the angles and flanking the entrance. Stone band at 1st floor
sill, wide 2nd floor sill band with quatrefoil enrichment and
crockets. 3rd floor strings one with crockets. 4-centred arch
doorway with moulded architrave, decorated spandrels,
hood-mould with decorated label-stops and panelled door. Above
the entrance, an oriel window of 4 pointed headed lights
rising through the 1st and 2nd floors, with a quatrefoil
enriched apron at 2nd floor level, cornice and terminating in
a brick gable. Windows, except the semi-basement, with pointed
headed lights and hood-moulds with decorated lable-stops.
Ground floor windows, with enriched aprons, of 2 lights
flanking the entrance and 4 lights to the outer bays. Similar
windows to the 1st and 2nd floors but with enriched spandrel
panels. String with crockets beneath stone-capped, crenellated
INTERIOR: entrance hall with heavy Gothic style stone imperial
type stairs. Behind, a panelled room with stained glass
windows. 1st floor library with cast-iron gallery.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with
octagonal stone pillars having shaped finials.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949).
Listing NGR: TQ2972082212
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