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Numbers 14-17 and Attached Railings

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

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Latitude: 51.519 / 51°31'8"N

Longitude: -0.1183 / 0°7'5"W

OS Eastings: 530654

OS Northings: 181689

OS Grid: TQ306816

Mapcode National: GBR K9.LN

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.W2TV

Plus Code: 9C3XGV9J+JM

Entry Name: Numbers 14-17 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245492

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477833

Location: Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden, London, WC1R

County: 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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798-1/101/1371 (South side)
24/10/51 Nos.14-17 (Consecutive)
and attached railings


4 terraced houses. c1686. By Nicholas Barbon, altered.
Refronted early Cl9. Yellow stock brick with stucco ground
Nos 14 & 15: tiled mansard roofs with dormers (renewed). 3
storeys, attics and basements. 2 windows each. Arched doorways
with pilaster-jambs carrying cornice heads, patterned
fanlights and panelled doors. Recessed sashes, those on upper
floors with gauged brick flat arches. Stucco band at 1st floor
level. 1st floor windows in shallow, round-arched recesses
with cast-iron balconies. No.15 2nd floor stucco sill band.
Parapets. No.15 rear elevation with flush frame windows.
INTERIORS: not inspected but No.14 noted to have a mid C18
staircase with twisted balusters, fluted column newels and
carved brackets; panelled hall and staircase. No.15 with early
C19 staircase with square balusters, fluted column newels and
pilasters; panelled ground floor rooms.
Nos 16 & 17: stucco sill bands at 1st floor level. 4 storeys
and basements. 3 windows each. Entrances with pilasters
carrying entablatures, doorways with fanlights and panelled
doors. Recessed sashes, those on 1st floor with architraves
(No.16 with balconies and cornice to the centre window), 2nd
and 3rd floors with gauged brick flat arches. Stucco cornice
band at 3rd floor level. Parapet with plain stucco band.
INTERIORS: not inspected but No.16 noted to have mid C18
staircase with twisted balusters and carved brackets; panelled
rooms and other features. No.17 with mid C18 staircase with
twisted balusters and shaped ends. Some panelling.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn
finials to areas of Nos 14, 15 and 16.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.17 was the residence of Rossetti, and
subsequently Morris and Burne-Jones (GLC tablet). It was the
problem of providing furniture for these rooms that first led
Morris to try his hand at furniture design; this was a spur to
his decision to abandon architecture and concentrate on the
applied arts.

Listing NGR: TQ3065581687

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