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Number 4, 5 and 6 and Attached Pump

A Grade I Listed Building in City of London, City of London

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Latitude: 51.518 / 51°31'4"N

Longitude: -0.1111 / 0°6'39"W

OS Eastings: 531157

OS Northings: 181586

OS Grid: TQ311815

Mapcode National: GBR MB.60

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.134N

Plus Code: 9C3XGV9Q+5H

Entry Name: Number 4, 5 and 6 and Attached Pump

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 1 February 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454469

Location: Farringdon, City of London, London, EC1N

County: City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Farringdon Without

Built-Up Area: City of London

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): City of London

Church of England Parish: St Alban Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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STAPLE INN (North side),
Nos.4, 5 AND 6 and attached pump

(Formerly Listed as: CAMDEN STAPLE INN Nos. 4-6 (Consecutive))



Three terraced chambers formed by the rear of Nos 337 and 338 High Holborn and Nos 1-4 Holborn Bars (qv). They form the north side of a courtyard. c1586 but altered in C18 and refaced in brick 1826. Restored by Alfred Waterhouse c1886. Extensively reconstructed in 1937, probably by Stuart W Spiller, to preserve north facades. Brown brick with moulded brick cornice at 2nd floor level and plain brick band at lst floor. Tiled roof with dormers. 4 storeys, attics and semi-basement. 12 window range. Doorway of No. 4 with stone surround with pulvinated frieze (with apron tablet over centre) and cornice with ball above. Entrance to Nos 5 & 6 beneath asymmetrically placed entrance arch from Holborn Bars. Arch with rusticated surround topped by a plain stone band. Slightly projecting bay above with Venetian window to 1st floor and tripartite sash to 2nd. Gauged flat brick arches to flush frame sashes. Parapet.

INTERIORS: not inspected. The chambers are listed Grade I for their Holborn fronts.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURE: attached water pump to No.6, dated 1937. Lead. Panelled design with pediment and central spout with quatrefoil surround. Base of 3 brick and stone bowed and shaped steps.

Formerly Listed in the LB of Camden. Since 1 April 1994 Staple Inn has been within the City of London.

Listing NGR: TQ3116481585

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