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Number 11 and Attached Railings

A Grade I Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5199 / 51°31'11"N

Longitude: -0.1295 / 0°7'46"W

OS Eastings: 529876

OS Northings: 181766

OS Grid: TQ298817

Mapcode National: GBR H9.3B

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.P2X5

Entry Name: Number 11 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 24 October 1951

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476697

Location: 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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Listing Text


798-1/99/76 (East side)
24/10/51 No.11
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-54 (Consecutive))


End of terrace house on a corner site with main facade to
Gower Street and return to Montague Place, but built as and
visually forms the end of the east side of Bedford Square.
1776-1781. Probably designed by Robert Palmer. Built by W
Scott and R Grews; for the Bedford Estate. Yellow stock brick
with stucco cornice and sill band to bay on return. Slate
mansard roof with dormers and tall slab chimney-stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attics and basements. 3 windows to Gower
Street, Montague Street frontage of 4 windows (2 blind) and a
central 2 window full-height canted bay containing the
entrance having fluted Doric pilasters carrying an entablature
with enriched frieze and pediment; panelled door. Gauged brick
flat arches to recessed sashes. Cornice and parapet.
INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to include some original
features and the original wine cellar. At basement and ground
floor levels 2 original wings which contain octagonal rooms, 2
per floor, above which rises a full height bow to the garden.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas with
urn finials.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the houses in Bedford Square form a most
important and complete example of C18 town planning. Palmer
was the Bedford Estate surveyor and may be responsible for the
vagaries of the square. The majority of the plots leased by
the estate were taken by Robert Grews, a carpenter, and
William Scott, a brickmaker.
(Byrne A: Bedford Square, An architectural study: London:

Listing NGR: TQ2987681766

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