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55, Grays Inn Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5222 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.114 / 0°6'50"W

OS Eastings: 530943

OS Northings: 182046

OS Grid: TQ309820

Mapcode National: GBR L8.KJ

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.ZZ3Z

Entry Name: 55, Grays Inn Road

Listing Date: 12 February 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477476

Location: Camden, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St George Queen Square

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/96/657 (West side)
12/02/91 No.55


Terraced house with later shop. c1714; shopfront dated 1882 on
fascia brackets. Multi-coloured stock brick with red brick
dressings; rear facade brown brick with plain brick band at
1st floor level and rendered closet wing. 2 rooms deep plus
closet wing.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basement. 3 windows and blind half
window. Late C19 shopfront with green tiled pilasters flanking
6-panelled house door with overlight and plate glass windows
with central double, part-glazed panelled doors; above, a
horizontal strip of small panes of coloured glass. Enriched
console fascia brackets, each with date and shell motif
flanking moulded fascia. Gauged red brick flat arches to
sashes; 1st floor with early C19 sashes having reeded boxes
with rectangular stops; 2nd floor, slightly recessed sashes
with exposed boxing; 3rd floor, recessed sashes. Parapet. Rear
facade includes sliding sash to 3rd floor of closet wing.
INTERIOR: front house door leads along a short wainscotted
passage to round-arched lobby entrance with panelled dado and
length of unusual early C19 dado rail. Original dog-leg stair
with square newel, twisted balusters and 2 finials from ground
to 2nd floor; stairwell plain panelled with dado to 1st floor
and then moulded dado rail. Original plain stairs to 3rd floor
and basement. 1st floor front room with bolection moulded door
frame to landing, bolection moulded dado and box cornice;
alcove to right of chimney breast, plain panelled above dado
and with narrow wall cupboard. Rear room plain panelled with
dado having moulded rail, box cornice and corner chimney
breast. Closet wing plain panelled with section of moulded
dado rail, box cornice and original bolection moulded panelled
door with H-hinges. 2nd floor front and rear rooms with
moulded dado rail. 3rd floor rear room with early C19 reeded
door frame. Most windows with shutters; most chimney breasts
with C19 cast-iron fire grates.

Listing NGR: TQ3094382046

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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