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Latitude: 51.5253 / 51°31'30"N
Longitude: -0.1217 / 0°7'18"W
OS Eastings: 530402
OS Northings: 182378
OS Grid: TQ304823
Mapcode National: GBR J7.VD
Mapcode Global: VHGQS.VX1L
Entry Name: Thomas Coram Foundation for Children and Attached Railings, Lanterns and Parapets
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1272392
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476762
Location: Camden, London, WC1N
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
TQ3082SW BRUNSWICK SQUARE
798-1/95/120 (North side)
Thomas Coram Foundation for Children
and attached railings, lanterns &
Detached office block. c1937. By JM Shepherd. For Thomas Coram
Foundation. Brown brick with hipped pantile roof and dormers.
Double fronted symmetrical building in Neo-Georgian style.
2 storeys, attic and basement. 7 windows and 1 window recessed
extension at west end. Central, stone architraved doorway with
bracketed cornice and scrolled pediment with central bust of
Coram. Wooden panelled double doors. Stone ground floor sill
band. Gauged brick flat arches to slightly recessed sash
windows with exposed boxing and glazing bars. At 1st floor
level, flanking the scrolled pediment, roundels carved in low
relief with putti heads. Stone cornice and blocking course.
Central stone plaque at 2nd floor inscribed RFTHG 1937.
INTERIOR: contains 3 rooms from the former west wing of the
Foundling Hospital 1742-1747, demolished 1926. These are the
court room, the committee room and the picture gallery.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rainwater head to extension with relief
of a lamb. Approached by double flight of steps with
wrought-iron railings and flanked by piers carrying lanterns.
Attached stone area parapets.
Listing NGR: TQ3040282378
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