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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.SSG4
Entry Name: Great Northern Hotel and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 6 July 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1113244
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477694
Location: Camden, London, N1C
Electoral Ward/Division: St Pancras and Somers Town
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
TQ3083SW PANCRAS ROAD
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:
Listing NGR: TQ3017883017
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