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Derby Lodge, Formerly Derby Buildings, Flats Numbers 1-36

A Grade II Listed Building in King's Cross, London

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Latitude: 51.53 / 51°31'47"N

Longitude: -0.1175 / 0°7'2"W

OS Eastings: 530680

OS Northings: 182911

OS Grid: TQ306829

Mapcode National: GBR K5.SQ

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.XS8Z

Entry Name: Derby Lodge, Formerly Derby Buildings, Flats Numbers 1-36

Listing Date: 11 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272350

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476756

Location: Camden, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: King's Cross

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Cross Cromer Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/91/1815 (North East side)
11/03/94 Derby Lodge, formerly Derby
Buildings, flats Nos.1-36


Flatted philanthropic accommodation. 1865. By the Improved
Industrial Dwellings Company founded by Sydney Waterlow;
builder Matthew Allen. Painted stucco cement treated as banded
rustication to the ground floor; the same material used on
balcony-stair recesses (treated as Tuscan pilastrade) and to
window aedicules. Cast-iron railings to balconies of authentic
lattice pattern; metal filigree spandrels to brick pier
supporting balcony; metal railings to roof over recess; infill
to ground floor for security purposes; late C20 wall treated
as banded rustication to match original.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys. Nos 1-10 with one-window, brick range to
either side of full-height balcony recess which is divided
into two broad bays by a brick pier with stylised capital from
which spring filigree spandrels to lintels. Nos 11-36 entered
off similar balcony-stair recess; the flanking ranges to
either side, however, have two windows each, suggesting a
different plan form. Another notable difference is the small
round-arched lancet with screen-like inset found between each
pair of windows to this section. The ground-floor windows to
block containing units 1-10 are tripartite.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
Forms a group with Derby Lodge (formerly Buildings), flats
37-102, to the south in Wicklow Street (qv). Among the
earliest surviving examples of the work of Waterlow's
influential and prolific IIDC.

Listing NGR: TQ3068082911

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

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