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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246375
English Heritage Legacy ID: 477914
Location: Bloomsbury, Camden, London, WC1B
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
TQ2982SE RUSSELL SQUARE
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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