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Number 20 and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5554 / 51°33'19"N

Longitude: -0.1795 / 0°10'46"W

OS Eastings: 526304

OS Northings: 185623

OS Grid: TQ263856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.MDN

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T5YH

Entry Name: Number 20 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476947

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/231 (South side)
11/08/50 No.20
and attached railings


Terraced house. c1720. Brown brick with red brick band at 1st
floor level. Tiled mansard roof with dormers.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. 3 windows.
Architraved doorcase with enriched console-bracketed hood,
fanlight with grille and panelled door. Gauged red brick
segmental-arched to slightly recessed sashes with exposed
boxing. Brick and stone cornice to parapet. Lead lion mask
rainwater head and pipe to left.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with ovolo-moulded panelling, box
cornices and dado rails. Arched opening formed of early C18
cornice brackets installed by a Mr White in early C20 lead to
staircase hall, with similar panelling, open string staircase
with twisted balusters, corresponding dadoes, ramped handrails
and double newels. Each floor with two principal rooms and
rear closet. Ground floor with full-height panelling, box
cornices, shutters and dado rails, a marble fireplace set with
faience tiles. Rear room and closet also fully panelled, the
former with corner fireplace. First floor with full-height
ovolo-moulded panelling, box cornices and dadoes, the two
rooms linked by double doors and retaining shutters. Second
floor with unmoulded panelling, cornice and dado rails, early
C18 fireplaces, the front room with cupboards to either side
having H-hinges. Third floor attic reached by closed string,
turned baluster stair and retains C18 cupboards. Basement
reached by closed string turned baluster stair, the lower part
renewed and inset with tiles by Anne Angus. A remarkably
complete and 'text book' example of an early C18 interior.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to area with
early C20 wrought-iron standards flanking entrance.
HISTORICAL NOTE: home of the Victorian architect, Thomas
Garner, and of Henry Holiday, stained glass artist.

Listing NGR: TQ2630485621

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

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