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1, 3 and 5, Bloomsbury Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, Camden

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Latitude: 51.517 / 51°31'1"N

Longitude: -0.1273 / 0°7'38"W

OS Eastings: 530032

OS Northings: 181453

OS Grid: TQ300814

Mapcode National: GBR HB.KC

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R41C

Plus Code: 9C3XGV8F+R3

Entry Name: 1, 3 and 5, Bloomsbury Street

Listing Date: 30 January 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476738

Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1B

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/105/108 (West side)
30/01/73 Nos.1, 3 AND 5


Terrace of 3 houses with later shops. c1766-67, fronts altered
c1845. Built by J Medlam & altered by HW Cooper. Stucco.
3 storeys, attic and cellars. 3 windows each, No.5 with
5-window return (mostly blind) and 2 storeys, 1 window
entrance addition, to Streatham Street. Recessed sash windows
with some original glazing bars, secondary cornice at 3rd
floor level, cornice and blocking course.
No.1: rusticated ground floor with round-arched doorway,
fanlight and panelled door. Architraves to windows,
round-headed openings ground floor, consoles and pediments
(centre segmental) 1st floor. INTERIOR: not inspected but
noted to retain marble mantlepieces and Adam style ceiling on
the 1st floor. Square panelling and C18 fireplaces 2nd floor.
No.3 later C19 ground floor shop. Lugged architraves to 1st
floor windows. INTERIOR: not inspected.
No.5: later C19 stucco ground floor shopfront with attached
Ionic columns carrying entablature with console-bracketed
cornice. Lugged architraves to 1st floor windows, each with
wrought-iron balcony. Return of multi-coloured stock brick
with plain stucco band at 1st floor level; windows with gauged
red brick arches; attached cast-iron railings. INTERIOR: not
inspected but noted to have square balusters and shaped ends
to stairs on upper floor.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.5 was the home from 1766-1771 of Paul
Saunders, tapestry-maker, whose commercial premises lay at the
rear (Nos 2 & 4 Streatham Street, now demolished). The houses
originally formed part of a longer terrace demolished for the
construction of New Oxford Street, at which time the fronts
were altered.

Listing NGR: TQ3003281453

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