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Numbers 21-24 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5222 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.1278 / 0°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 529984

OS Northings: 182027

OS Grid: TQ299820

Mapcode National: GBR H8.GH

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.QZSY

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCC+VV

Entry Name: Numbers 21-24 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477914

Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1B

County: 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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Listing Text


798-1/94/1416 (North side)
14/05/74 Nos.21-24 (Consecutive)
and attached railings


Terrace of 4 houses, formerly a symmetrical terrace similar to
Nos 52-60 (qv). One surviving projecting end bay (No.24) and
central bay (No.21). c1808. By James Burton, altered c1898
possibly by PE Pilditch. Yellow stock brick with later
terracotta dressings. Slate mansard roofs with dormers to Nos
21 and 24.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, attics and basements. 3 windows each.
No.24 with 4-window return, blind except those above portico,
to Thornhaugh Street. Round-arched doorways in square-headed
terracotta surrounds with fanlights, side-lights and panelled
doors, except No.24 with prostyle, rusticated stucco portico
with balustrade. Recessed, architraved sash windows; 1st
floor, some casements, with cornices and centre windows on
projecting bays pedimented. Continuous cast-iron balconies to
1st floor windows. Cornice at 3rd floor level, projecting bays
with enriched frieze. Parapets; Nos 22 and 23 with balustraded
parapet. Centre dormer to No.24 with terracotta pediment;
No.21 with pedimented dormers, the central one semicircular.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached mid C19 cast-iron railings to
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.21 was the home of Sir Samuel Romilly, law
reformer (plaque). The Duke of Bedford was inspired to add
terracotta dressings to these houses following the building of
The Russell Hotel (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ2997882025

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

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