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Chamberlain House Chamberlain House Including Shops

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

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Latitude: 51.5306 / 51°31'50"N

Longitude: -0.1309 / 0°7'51"W

OS Eastings: 529750

OS Northings: 182956

OS Grid: TQ297829

Mapcode National: GBR G5.SH

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.PS5H

Plus Code: 9C3XGVJ9+6M

Entry Name: Chamberlain House Chamberlain House Including Shops

Listing Date: 13 December 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477766

ID on this website: 101139057

Location: Somers Town, Camden, London, NW1

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 with St James and Christ Church St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/89/1312 Nos.86-100 (Even)
13/12/96 Chamberlain House


See under: Nos.44-58 Chamberlain House including shops PHOENIX


798-1/89/1312 Chamberlain House


See under: Nos.44-58 Chamberlain House including shops PHOENIX


798-1/89/1312 (South side)
13/12/96 Nos.44-58 (Even)
Chamberlain House including shops


Includes: Nos.86-100 Chamberlain House CHALTON STREET.
Includes: Chamberlain House OSSULSTON STREET.
Block of council flats, partly with shops at ground floor
level, forming part of the Ossulston Estate; frontages to
Phoenix Road, Ossulston Street and Chalton Street. 1927-9. To
the designs of the LCC Architect's department under G Topham
Forrest. Loadbearing brickwork rendered with roughcast,
channelled to ground floor to appear as stone; reinforced
concrete balconies. Pantiled hipped roofs with tall
PLAN: courtyard plan with entrance from Phoenix Road.
EXTERIOR: Phoenix Road frontage of central entrance flanked by
similar 2 storey and attic pavilion blocks having 3 tripartite
sashes each and hipped roofs with dormers and overhanging
eaves. To either side the row continues with 4 storey blocks
having ground floor shops and tripartite sashes to upper
floors; other street facades in similar style. Opposite
entrance in courtyard the southern block has balconies
designed to make the voids above them read as holes punched in
the building; central rectangles with a projecting corbelled
balcony with shields to the top floor flanked by long
rectangular voids grouped in 3s to each floor. Round-arched
arcaded ground floor with central opening approached by curved
steps. A similar design continues to the western bays.
INTERIORS: not inspected. This complex forms a group with
Levita House, Ossulston Street, (qv) and the southern block of
Walker House, Phoenix Road including The Cock Tavern (qv).
HISTORICAL NOTE: despite policy to house as many Londoners as
possible on outlying cottage estates pressure of waiting lists
and urgency of slum clearance forced Cecil Levita, Chairman of
the LCC Housing Committee to review the situation. The
Ossulston Estate is the most important inner-city estate of
the inter-war period, representing the most considered attempt
by the LCC to inject new thinking into inner-city housing
estates. It was influenced in particular by Viennese housing
models and was innovative in terms of layout and elevation.
The foundation stone of Chamberlain House was laid by Neville
Chamberlain, then Minister of Health.

Listing NGR: TQ2975082956

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