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Numbers 55 to 59 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5239 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -0.1295 / 0°7'46"W

OS Eastings: 529866

OS Northings: 182209

OS Grid: TQ298822

Mapcode National: GBR H7.3X

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.PYXP

Entry Name: Numbers 55 to 59 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113035

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477362

Location: Camden, London, WC1H

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: Bloomsbury Way St George

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/94/596 (South side)
14/05/74 Nos.55-59 (Consecutive)
and attached railings


Terrace of 5 houses. c1824. Built by Thomas Cubitt. Yellow
stock brick with stucco ground floor (Nos 55 & 59 rusticated)
and dressings.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical front of 11 bays, 3 bays at each end
projecting. Left hand return 1 window; right hand return to
Woburn Square, 3 windows and single storey, 1-window
extension. 4 storeys and basements. Entrances on main facade
converted to C20 sash windows. Projecting bays with 4
pilasters rising through the 1st and 2nd storeys to support an
entablature at 3rd floor level, continuing in a simplified
form across the front of the building. Windows to projecting
bays tripartite sashes except 1st floor being casements with
cast-iron balconies. Architraved 1st floor casements to centre
of facade with cast-iron balconies. Plain stucco 2nd floor
sill band. Remaining windows, recessed sashes. Parapet with
stucco capping. Returns with pilasters at angles supporting
entablature at 3rd floor level. No.55 entrance in left hand
single storey extension with pilasters and segmental headed
window; entrance to No.59 on right hand return with Doric
porch surmounted by a balustraded balcony to 1st floor window.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with foliated
finials to areas.

Listing NGR: TQ2986782205

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