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Latitude: 51.5252 / 51°31'30"N
Longitude: -0.1176 / 0°7'3"W
OS Eastings: 530688
OS Northings: 182380
OS Grid: TQ306823
Mapcode National: GBR K7.RF
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.XX6N
Plus Code: 9C3XGVGJ+3X
Entry Name: Numbers 11-26 and Attached Railings, Byron Court (Number 26)
Listing Date: 10 June 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113118
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477496
Location: King's Cross, Camden, London, WC1N
Electoral Ward/Division: King's Cross
Parish: Non Civil Parish
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
Tagged with: Building
TQ3082SE MECKLENBURGH SQUARE
798-1/96/1112 (East side)
10/06/54 Nos.11-26 (Consecutive)
and attached railings, Byron Court
Terrace of 24 houses forming the east side of Mecklenburgh
Square. No.26 incorporates former Nos 27-34. c1810-20. By
Joseph Kay. Thomas Penthrin built Nos 11-19 & 30-34; George
Payne Nos 20-29. Nos 15 and 27-34 rebuilt in facsimile c1950.
Multi-coloured stock brick with stucco ground floors. Centre
pavilion (Nos 21-25) and end pavilions (Nos 11-15) and (31-34)
EXTERIOR: formal composition of 4 storeys, basements and Nos
26-33 with C20 dormers. No.23 with large dormer. Mostly 2
windows each. Centre pavilion: ground floors rusticated stucco
with round arched doorways with fluted pilaster-jambs and
cornice heads (Greek key pattern), fanlights and panelled
doors. Centre 5 bays slightly recessed with 4 Greek Ionic
columns rising through 1st and 2nd floors, flanked by 3 bays
articulated by 4 pilasters. Enriched entablature with
projecting cornice at 3rd floor level. Recessed sash windows;
ground floor outer bays segmental headed with small panes to
edges, 1st floor centre 6 with pedimented heads, outer bays
square-headed in shallow round-arched recesses. All 1st floor
with cast-iron balconies. Between 1st and 2nd floor outer bays
enriched recessed panels with swags reflecting the
round-arched windows in the attic storey. Attic storey with
moulded pilasters carrying cornice, the centre pilasters
terminating in segmental anthemion stops. Blocking course.
Outer pavilions: similar but with only 2 Ionic columns,
segmental headed ground floor windows and square-headed 1st
Nos 16-20 & 26-30: round-arched doorways with fluted
pilaster-jambs and cornice-heads (Greek key pattern),
fanlights and panelled double doors. Doorways to former Nos
26-34 replaced by windows except former No.29, now main
entrance to Byron Court. Segmental headed ground floor
windows. Upper floors with gauged brick flat arches to
recessed sashes; 1st floor with cast-iron balconies. Plain
stucco entablature at 3rd floor level. Parapets.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas; Nos 12, 14, 16 and 19 with wrought-iron lamp
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.21 was the residence of RH Tawney,
historian, teacher & political writer (GLC plaque).
No.15 and Nos 22-25 (consec) were listed on 14/05/74.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood (St
Pancras part IV): London: -1952: 47-50).
Listing NGR: TQ3067582415
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