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26, Pancras Road

A Grade II Listed Building in St Pancras and Somers Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5323 / 51°31'56"N

Longitude: -0.1255 / 0°7'31"W

OS Eastings: 530114

OS Northings: 183152

OS Grid: TQ301831

Mapcode National: GBR H4.ZW

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.SR06

Plus Code: 9C3XGVJF+WQ

Entry Name: 26, Pancras Road

Listing Date: 30 January 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113243

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477693

Also known as: 26 Pancras Road

ID on this website: 101113243

Location: St Pancras, Camden, London, N1C

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: St Pancras and Somers Town

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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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798-1/85/1265 (East side)
30/01/76 No.26


Gymnasium and library, now offices & gymnasium. 1864-65. By
Edward Gruning. For the German Gymnastic Society. Built by
Piper and Wheeler. Multi-coloured stock brick. Rectangular
plan with narrow, slightly projecting entrance frontage to
Pancras Road.
EXTERIOR: frontage 3 storeys 1 window. Stucco door surround of
pilasters supporting a dentil entablature with segmental
pediment. Round-arched doorway pilaster jambs supporting an
architrave with keystone; fanlight and C20 panelled doors with
small lights. 1st floor, recessed 4-pane sash with stuccoed
lintel with mask; 2nd floor, round-arched 4-pane sash with
stuccoed head. Moulded brick cornice and blocking course.
North and south elevations with brick pilasters dividing bays
(rectangular windows), 1st floor brick bands and deep Lombard
frieze at eaves level; brick gables. Hipped roof with
continuous lantern along the ridge. Gabled east elevation with
gabled brick porch, 5 pointed arch windows above which an
oculus, very deep Lombard frieze and enriched brick cornice.
To the left, a staircase tower with narrow lights (those at
base bricked up) and Lombard frieze.
INTERIOR: narrow entrance hall with Imperial stair (2 flights
then 1) the entire width of the hall. Gymnasium a single cell
subdivided into nave and aisles by 2 storeys of cast-iron
piers with lush early English foliage capitals. The piers
support arched, laminated wood roof trusses some 20m wide, as
experimented with but replaced at King's Cross Station, Euston
Road (qv). A second floor has been inserted at gallery level
providing office accommodation.
An important early example of the use of laminated timber to
give broad spans.

Listing NGR: TQ3011483152

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