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295 AND 297, PENTONVILLE ROAD (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Cross, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5307 / 51°31'50"N

Longitude: -0.1219 / 0°7'18"W

OS Eastings: 530370

OS Northings: 182984

OS Grid: TQ303829

Mapcode National: GBR J5.SG

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.TSXF

Entry Name: 295 AND 297, PENTONVILLE ROAD (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 6 May 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113191

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477616

Location: Camden, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: King's Cross

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Cross Cromer Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ3082NW GRAY'S INN ROAD
798-1/90/655 (North side)
06/05/97 Nos.378 AND 380

GV II

Includes: Nos.295 AND 297 PENTONVILLE ROAD.
"Flat iron" block of shops with offices over, prominently
situated at the junction of Gray's Inn Road and Pentonville
Road. c1875. Built to replace buildings destroyed in the
construction of the Metropolitan Railway. Brick with stucco
dressings. Triangular plan with rounded apex. Shop fronts
mostly altered. Upper floors have architraved sashes: 1st
floor with keystones and console-bracketed pediments, 2nd
floor with bracketed sills, keystones and console-bracketed
cornices, 3rd floor with keystones. Continuous sill band
formed by a deep, projecting, bracketed cornice. Above the 3rd
floor windows a further cornice and blocking course,
surmounted at the apex by a tall lead-sheathed tower,
sometimes said to have been for spotting fires, with a
cast-iron balcony at half-height, oculus and cornice capped by
a small ribbed dome with weathervane finial.
INTERIOR: not inspected. "The Lighthouse Building" forms an
important local landmark.


CAMDEN

TQ3082NW PENTONVILLE ROAD
798-1/90/655 Nos.295 AND 297
06/05/97

GV II

See under: Nos.378 AND 380 GRAY'S INN ROAD.

Listing NGR: TQ3037082984

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