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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
Entry Name: 337 and 338, High Holborn
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Last Amended: 1 February 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246102
English Heritage Legacy ID: 454472
Location: City of London, London, EC1N
District: City and County of the 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
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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