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Number 3 to 16 and Attached Railings

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5213 / 51°31'16"N

Longitude: -0.1167 / 0°7'0"W

OS Eastings: 530759

OS Northings: 181949

OS Grid: TQ307819

Mapcode National: GBR K8.YT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.X1P2

Entry Name: Number 3 to 16 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113197

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477622

Location: Camden, London, WC1N

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


CAMDEN

TQ3081NE GREAT JAMES STREET
798-1/101/658 (East side)
24/10/51 Nos.3-16 (Consecutive)
and attached railings

GV II*

14 terraced houses. 1720-24. For J Metcalfe. Brown brick,
upper storeys with some later refacing in multi-coloured stock
brick. No.3 refaced in yellow stock brick.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basements. 3 windows each. Segmental
red brick arches and dressings to flush frame windows, some
with glazing bars and some with reeded frames with roundels.
Parapets. Wooden, architraved doorcases.
Nos 3 and 4 with half pilasters, plain pediments, patterned
fanlights and panelled doors.
Nos 5, 7 and 10-16 with enriched carved brackets carrying hood
with panelled soffits, most with patterned radial fanlights
and panelled doors.
No.6 with engaged columns (Tower of Winds), frieze with
festooned urns, dentil pedimented cornice, round arched
doorway with fanlight and panelled door.
Nos 8 and 9 with pilasters, dentil cornices, patterned radial
fanlights and panelled doors.
Between the houses, lead rainwater heads with lion masks and
lead pipes. At 2nd floor level of No.16, a very worn stone
cartouche inscribed "Great James Street 1721".
INTERIORS: most houses with good panelling; open staircases
with turned balusters, column newels and carved brackets to
treads.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas,
with urn or torch flambe finials.
No.14 was listed on 14/05/74.

Listing NGR: TQ3076881934

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