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One Oak

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5568 / 51°33'24"N

Longitude: -0.1856 / 0°11'8"W

OS Eastings: 525881

OS Northings: 185768

OS Grid: TQ258857

Mapcode National: GBR C5.RVF

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.Q4RF

Entry Name: One Oak

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1130370

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477839

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/25/1772 (North East side)
One Oak


Detached house. 1889. By Arthur H Mackmurdo. For Mrs Geddes.
Extended 1927 by Maxwell Ayrton for Sir E Owen Williams, the
engineer. Yellow brick with red brick dressings to ground
floor; tiled mansard roof. Symmetrical design but for a
recessed entrance bay to right.
2 storeys 6 windows. Central main entrance of panelled door
and overlight. Gauged red brick flat arches to white-painted
sashes with blind boxes. Subsidiary entrance to right with
gauged brick head and door part-glazed with margin patterning.
Deep first floor white-painted entablature with enriched
frieze and cornice to oversailing 1st floor with six 2-light
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to retain many of
Mackmurdo's stylised and richly moulded doorways, skirting
boards, cornices and fireplaces. The separate studio to east
of house was built for Owen Williams; now altered.
HISTORICAL NOTE: listed as a rare example of the work of AH
Mackmurdo, designed in an innovative style for its date. It
was the home of the sculptor Sir Hamo Thornycroft, sculptor as
well as of the celebrated civil engineer Sir Owen Williams.

Listing NGR: TQ2588185768

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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