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Numbers 52-60 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5211 / 51°31'16"N

Longitude: -0.1245 / 0°7'28"W

OS Eastings: 530218

OS Northings: 181913

OS Grid: TQ302819

Mapcode National: GBR J8.6W

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.S1K7

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCG+F6

Entry Name: Numbers 52-60 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 28 March 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246150

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477921

Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

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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798-1/100/1421 (South side)
28/03/69 Nos.52-60 (Consecutive)
and attached railings


Terrace of 9 houses. c1800-03. By James Burton, altered c1898
by PE Pilditch. Multi-coloured stock brick with rusticated
stucco ground floors. Later terracotta dressings. Slated
mansard roofs with dormers. Symmetrical terrace with
projecting end bays (Nos 52 and 60) and central bays (Nos 55,
56 and 57).
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attics and basements. Projecting bays 4
storeys. 3 windows each. No.52, 4 window (blind) return to
Bedford Place and single storey, 5 window, 1 door stuccoed
extension. Round-arched doorways with pilaster-jambs, cornice
heads, fanlights, sidelights and double panelled doors; Nos
52, 55, 57 and 60 with terracotta surrounds. Recessed,
architraved, mostly casement windows; 1st floor with cornices
and central window of each bay pedimented. No.56 with
semicircular pediment; Nos 55 and 57 with pedimented, canted
bay windows. Continuous cast-iron balconies to 1st floor
casements. Projecting bays with 3rd floor cornice and enriched
frieze below. Parapets. Dormers with terracotta cornices and
alternating triangular and semicircular pediments; Nos 53, 54,
58 and 59 with semicircular pediments to centre dormers only.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached mid C19 cast-iron railings to
HISTORICAL NOTE: the Duke of Bedford was inspired to add
terracotta to these houses following the building of The
Russell Hotel (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3021881913

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