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Numbers 5, 5a and 6 and Attached Railings and Lamp Holder

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5183 / 51°31'5"N

Longitude: -0.1231 / 0°7'23"W

OS Eastings: 530323

OS Northings: 181600

OS Grid: TQ303816

Mapcode National: GBR J9.JX

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T38D

Entry Name: Numbers 5, 5a and 6 and Attached Railings and Lamp Holder

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244506

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476726

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


CAMDEN

TQ3081NW BLOOMSBURY SQUARE
798-1/100/100 (West side)
24/10/51 Nos.5, 5A AND 6
and attached railings and
lamp-holder
(Formerly Listed as:
BLOOMSBURY SQUARE
Nos.5 AND 6)

GV II*

Two houses, now in three units: No.6 facing Bloomsbury Square,
Nos 5 and 5A main facade on Bloomsbury Way with return to
Bloomsbury Square. 1744. By Henry Flitcroft. Possibly built by
JI Devall. Darkened multi-coloured stock brick. Stone
bracketed cornice below brick parapet and stone band at 1st
floor level. Tiled roof with dormers. 3 storeys, attic and
basement.
Nos 5 and 5a: symmetrical facade in Bloomsbury Way with No.23
Bloomsbury Way (qv). 7 windows (right hand two blind),
3-window return to Bloomsbury Square. Pedimented centre bay
slightly projecting with round arched entrance doorway with
stone archivolt and band at springing, patterned fanlight and
panelled door. To either side of door, sashes with keystone
blocks. Above, at first floor level, round-headed sash flanked
by 2 narrow square-headed sashes, all with stone sill band.
2nd floor with Diocletian type window. Gauged brick flat
arches to recessed sash windows with stucco archivolts, some
with original glazing bars. Right hand wing blind apart from
left hand 2nd floor window. Lead rainwater heads and pipes.
INTERIOR: some original panelled rooms and fireplaces; stone
staircase with balustrade restored to original design.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas.
No.6: 3 windows. Stone architraved doorcase with console
bracketed cornice, wood pilaster-jambs to door frame, fanlight
and panelled, part glazed, door. Gauged brick flat arches to
recessed sash windows with stucco archivolts, some with
original glazing bars.
INTERIOR: noted to contain some original panelling and
features. Staircase altered early C20.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas with
urn finials and overthrow lamp-holder.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.6 was home, in his youth of Isaac
Disraeli, father of Benjamin Disraeli (GLC plaque).

Listing NGR: TQ3032181591

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

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