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337 and 338, High Holborn

A Grade II* Listed Building in City of London, City of London

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Latitude: 51.518 / 51°31'4"N

Longitude: -0.1113 / 0°6'40"W

OS Eastings: 531141

OS Northings: 181589

OS Grid: TQ311815

Mapcode National: GBR MB.50

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.130M

Plus Code: 9C3XGV9Q+6F

Entry Name: 337 and 338, High Holborn

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 1 February 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454472

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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TQ 3181 NW

HIGH HOLBORN (South side)
Nos. 337 AND 338
(Formerly Listed as: CAMDEN STAPLE INN, High Holborn Nos. 337 and 338)


Two chambers and later shop. The rear of these buildings forms No.4 Staple Inn (qv). c1586 for Vincent Engham, Principal of the Inn. In 1886 Alfred Waterhouse removed post-medieval additions (plaster, brick facings and sash windows, inter alia), in a restoration funded by the Prudential Assurance Company. The structure was largely rebuilt in facsimile by Sir Edward Maufe in 1954-5.

Timber frame front elevation (close studded) with brick rear under a tiled, gabled, roof. C20 chimney stacks. four storeys and attic. To ground floor, early C19 shop fronts with entablatures, No. 338 projecting and flanked by brackets. Symmetrical front of two gabled bays, jettied at floors with projecting oriels of three lights at second floor level. Transom and mullion casement windows with square leaded panes. On the first, second and third floor projecting ranges of ten lights, flanked by two recessed lights and, on the first floor a projecting bay of three lights to the left and four recessed lights to the right, on the third floor projecting ranges of four lights. Bargeboards to gables.

INTERIORS: not inspected.

HISTORY: until 1886 the original casement windows survived on the first floor of No. 337. These provided the example from which the remainder of the windows were designed.

With Nos 1-4 Holborn Bars (qv), these buildings form a unique example in London of a C16 group of timber-framed houses.

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

Listing NGR: TQ 3115081586

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