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Number 21 and Attached Railings to Front and Brick Walls to Rear

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: 526310

OS Northings: 185624

OS Grid: TQ263856

Mapcode National: GBR D0.MFR

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T5ZH

Entry Name: Number 21 and Attached Railings to Front and Brick Walls to Rear

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476948

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


798-1/26/232 (South side)
11/08/50 No.21
and attached railings to front and
brick walls to rear


Terraced house. c1720, refaced late C19 in Georgian style.
Brown brick with red brick dressings. Stucco ground floor with
plain 1st floor band. Slated mansard roof with dormers.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attic and basement. 3 windows. Good
architraved doorcase with pilaster jambs, enriched
console-bracketed hood; radial patterned fanlight and panelled
door. Gauged red brick segmental arches to slightly recessed
sashes; ground and 1st floor, 2-paned. Stone and brick cornice
to parapet.
INTERIOR: comprises two rooms and rear closet to each
principal floor, with later C19 closet set on half-landing of
staircase compartment to rear of entrance. All doors panelled.
Hallway fully panelled, with ovolo moulding, dado rails and
box cornices. Flat pilaster strips denote opening into broader
staircase hall, fully panelled at ground and first floor
levels, but with panelling only to ramped dado height on
flights; no panelling above second floor. Staircase from
ground to second floor has an open string with two twisted
balusters per stair and decorated tread ends. Paired newels on
landings, flights below second half landing with arched
handrail that may be later. Typical early C18 moulded handrail
to upper flights. Staircase from second floor to attic closed
string with turned balusters, square newels and neither
ramping nor dado.
Ground floor front room fully panelled with ovolo mouldings,
dado rail and box cornice. Simple C18 marble fireplace with
early C19 box grate and C18 mantle with dentil decoration,
corner cupboard with round-arched top and curved shelves.
Ground floor rear room fully panelled with ovolo mouldings,
dado rail and box cornice; corner fireplace adjoins narrow
unheated closet, similarly panelled. Closet on half landing
set behind shutters.
First floor front and rear now joined via folding doors, the
rear room with closet. All fully panelled with ovolo
mouldings, dado rails and moulded cornices. Front room retains
original shutters with bars, C18 marble fireplace with C19
grate and original carved mantlepiece with fretwork

Second floor front room subdivided but retains unmoulded
panelling with dado rail and cornice, C18 fireplace with early
C19 grate and cupboard. Inserted wall with sympathetic
panelling. Second floor rear room fully panelled with cornice,
C18 fireplace with early C19 grate, gives on to closet now
Third floor landing with curious cupboard incorporating
resited sash window, the front rooms divided by horizontal
boarding. Basement with closed string stair having
particularly fat turned balusters and square newel. Plank
doors to both rooms and to front area. Front room retains
dresser, fireplace with eared surround and bolection moulded
frieze supporting mantle. Rear room with very large tiled
opening in corner stack for former kitchen range.
The house is a very complete and 'textbook' example of a
relatively simple early C18 house, little altered.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with torch
flambe finials to area, and brick walls to long rear garden.
The early C18 houses in Church Row form a most important

Listing NGR: TQ2631085622

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