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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113191
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477616
Location: Camden, London, WC1X
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
TQ3082NW GRAY'S INN ROAD
798-1/90/655 (North side)
06/05/97 Nos.378 AND 380
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.
TQ3082NW PENTONVILLE ROAD
798-1/90/655 Nos.295 AND 297
See under: Nos.378 AND 380 GRAY'S INN ROAD.
Listing NGR: TQ3037082984
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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