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Great Northern Hotel and Attached Railings

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

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Latitude: 51.5311 / 51°31'51"N

Longitude: -0.1247 / 0°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 530178

OS Northings: 183017

OS Grid: TQ301830

Mapcode National: GBR J5.5B

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.SSG5

Plus Code: 9C3XGVJG+C4

Entry Name: Great Northern Hotel and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477694

ID on this website: 101113244

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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798-1/85/1266 (East side)
06/07/84 Great Northern Hotel and attached


Hotel. 1854, by Lewis Cubitt. Yellow stock brick with stucco
dressings. Slate roof with pedimented dormers. Crescent shaped
building. Concave main facade towards King's Cross Station,
Euston Road (qv).
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys, attic and basement. 18 windows wide;
southern return 5 windows with slightly advanced central bay.
Sixth and thirteenth bays slightly advanced with tripartite
windows and stucco dressings; 1st and 2nd floors, triangular
pediments and segmental pediments respectively. Below that to
left hand side, the main entrance with cast-iron and wood
portico; round-arched glazing. Round-arched ground floor
openings with stucco keystones and impost bands. Plain stucco
bands at 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor levels. Other windows
square-headed, 1st to 3rd floor with stucco architraves.
Modillion cornice. Prominent slab chimney-stacks. Road facade
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings of geometric
design to areas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: curved plan reflects the original alignment
of Pancras Place, now Pancras Road. The hotel was one of the
first to include rooms on the "continental system" with
bedrooms en suite with sitting rooms. The company prided
itself on the fireproof construction of the hotel, with thick
walls dividing every room and with the corridors constructed
of brick arches supported by iron girders.
(Hunter M and Thorne R (eds.): Change at King's Cross: London:
-1990: 77-79).

Listing NGR: TQ3017883017

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