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2 and 3, Bloomsbury Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Latitude: 51.5182 / 51°31'5"N

Longitude: -0.1226 / 0°7'21"W

OS Eastings: 530358

OS Northings: 181586

OS Grid: TQ303815

Mapcode National: GBR J9.MY

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T3KJ

Entry Name: 2 and 3, Bloomsbury Square

Listing Date: 22 July 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244505

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476725

Location: Camden, London, WC1A

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bloomsbury Way St George

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/100/99 (South side)
22/07/76 Nos.2 AND 3


College of Preceptors, now college. 1887. By F Pinches. Red
brick with enriched ashlar dressings. Steeply pitched, hipped
slate roof with elaborate pedimented ashlar dormer centre
piece carried up with carved escutcheons.
3 storeys, basement and attic. 3 windows. Deeply recessed
semi-elliptical central doorway with moulded reveal and double
panelled door approached by steps. Architraved, 2-light
mullion and transom windows, 2nd floor with arched heads.
Central 3-light bowed oriel window to 1st floor with enriched
apron and dado of 2nd floor window above carried round oriel
parapet. Composite pilasters defining window bays of each
floor carried in dados with carved, foliated panels with busts
centrally in each bay. Centre bay slightly projecting between
paired pilasters with continuous arcaded frieze capped by
segmental pediments. Arcaded parapets to outside bays.
INTERIOR: has a geometrical staircase with wrought-iron
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: area with balustraded stone parapet
having panelled piers.

Listing NGR: TQ3036481583

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