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Summit House and Attached Railings and Wall

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5188 / 51°31'7"N

Longitude: -0.1189 / 0°7'7"W

OS Eastings: 530616

OS Northings: 181665

OS Grid: TQ306816

Mapcode National: GBR K9.GQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.W3J0

Entry Name: Summit House and Attached Railings and Wall

Listing Date: 6 July 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477834

Location: Camden, London, WC1R

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

TQ3081NE RED LION SQUARE
798-1/101/1372 (South side)
06/07/81 Summit House and attached railings
and wall

GV II

Office block. 1925. By Westwood and Emberton. For Austin Reed.
Steel frame faced with deep yellow faience emphasising the
grid-like construction.
6 storeys with 3 storey stair bay to left. 8 window bays plus
stair bay. Return to Dane Street of 4 storeys 10 windows. Bays
articulated by plain faience cladding strips rising to a plain
blocking course. Recessed entrance with wood doors
incorporating 2 carved panels from the original doors, which
illustrated Austin Reed products - ties, collars, socks,
waistcoats etc, by Percy Metcalfe. One incorporates the letter
box with carved envelopes, the word "letters" and a lion, the
other a date panel carved with a lion. Metal-framed windows
with spandrel panels having geometric faience relief
decoration. The 3-storey bay with slightly protruding black
painted metal bay rising through the storeys with narrow
vertically set windows.
INTERIOR not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached
decorative iron railing of curved spikes on a stone wall
surrounding the area.


Listing NGR: TQ3061681665

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

Description


CAMDEN

TQ3081NE RED LION SQUARE
798-1/101/1372 (South side)
06/07/81 Summit House and attached railings
and wall

GV II

Office block. 1925. By Westwood and Emberton. For Austin Reed.
Steel frame faced with deep yellow faience emphasising the
grid-like construction.
6 storeys with 3 storey stair bay to left. 8 window bays plus
stair bay. Return to Dane Street of 4 storeys 10 windows. Bays
articulated by plain faience cladding strips rising to a plain
blocking course. Recessed entrance with wood doors
incorporating 2 carved panels from the original doors, which
illustrated Austin Reed products - ties, collars, socks,
waistcoats etc, by Percy Metcalfe. One incorporates the letter
box with carved envelopes, the word "letters" and a lion, the
other a date panel carved with a lion. Metal-framed windows
with spandrel panels having geometric faience relief
decoration. The 3-storey bay with slightly protruding black
painted metal bay rising through the storeys with narrow
vertically set windows.
INTERIOR not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached
decorative iron railing of curved spikes on a stone wall
surrounding the area.


Listing NGR: TQ3061681665

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