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24, 26 AND 28, OVAL ROAD (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembley, Greater London Authority

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Latitude: 51.5402 / 51°32'24"N

Longitude: -0.1476 / 0°8'51"W

OS Eastings: 528560

OS Northings: 183989

OS Grid: TQ285839

Mapcode National: GBR C2.02

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.DK95

Plus Code: 9C3XGVR2+3X

Entry Name: 24, 26 AND 28, OVAL ROAD (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 6 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113236

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477686

Location: Camden, London, NW1

County: Greater London Authority

Electoral Ward/Division: Camden Town with Primrose Hill

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras Old Church

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/76/1258 Nos.38-46 (Even)


See under: Nos.24, 26 AND 28 OVAL ROAD.


798-1/76/1258 (East side)
06/07/81 Nos.24, 26 AND 28


Formerly known as: Gilbey House OVAL ROAD.
Includes: Nos.38-46 JAMESTOWN ROAD.
Factory, store and offices. 1894 by William Hucks with
addition of 1937 by Mendelsohn and Chermayeff; for wine
importers and gin distillers Gilbey's.
Original block to south-east: of concrete reinforced with hoop
iron. Exterior rendered; channelled rustication to ground
floor and channelled pilaster strips rising from 1st to 4th
floor. 5 storeys plus attic and basement. 10 bays to Jamestown
Road. Plain, square-headed entrances to ground floor including
2 vehicle entrances to left. Square-headed, recessed metal
framed windows, most with small panes. Subsidiary cornice
above 3rd floor, main cornice above 4th floor. INTERIOR: not
inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: an early example of reinforced
concrete construction.
1937 block: of reinforced concrete frame filled with concrete
panels; ground floor brown glazed tiles, upper floors
rendered. Corner site; 7 storeys, with 6 bays to Oval Road and
7 bays to slightly concave Jamestown Road facade.
International Modern idiom. Recessed main entrance to left of
Oval Road facade with full height projecting square-sided bay
window above with floor to ceiling glazing (emphasising the
position of executive offices). Other windows form horizontal
strips separated by vertical mullions. Teak 2-light window
frames, plate glass. To Jamestown Road, the 6th floor rooms
are recessed to incorporate a loggia with cast-iron railings.
Projecting cornice above 6th floor. INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the building incorporates technical
innovations by consulting engineer Felix Samuely, e.g. the
foundations are floated on cork insulation to protect the wine
from the vibration of nearby trains. Air conditioning too was
incorporated. Until recent years known as Gilbey House.
Gilbey's, formed in 1857, by 1914 occupied 20 acres in Camden.

Listing NGR: TQ2856083989

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