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Numbers 2 to 20 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5201 / 51°31'12"N

Longitude: -0.1298 / 0°7'47"W

OS Eastings: 529850

OS Northings: 181794

OS Grid: TQ298817

Mapcode National: GBR H9.07

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.P1QZ

Entry Name: Numbers 2 to 20 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1322173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477390

Location: Camden, London, WC1E

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


CAMDEN

TQ2981NE GOWER STREET
798-1/99/604 (East side)
14/05/74 Nos.2-20 (Even)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
GOWER STREET
Nos.1-15 (odd) and Nos.2-20 (even))

GV II

Terrace of 10 houses. c1780. Darkened stock brick; all are, or
show evidence of having been, tuck pointed. No.2 with stucco
front. 1st floor stucco sill bands. Slated mansard roofs with
dormers.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attics and basements except No.2 with 4
storeys and basement. 3 windows each. No.20 with blind
3-window return to Keppel Street. Round-arched doorways with
fanlights and panelled doors. Gauged brick flat arches to
2-pane sashes, some with cast-iron window guards. Parapet.
No.2: Square-headed doorway with rectangular fanlight and
panelled double door. Ground floor windows, with glazing bars
forming borders, in shallow segmental-arched recesses. 1st
floor casements with console-bracketed cornices and continuous
cast-iron balcony. Plain band at 3rd floor level and parapet.
INTERIOR: with 2 painted ceilings and door surrounds
attributed to Misses Rhoda and Agnes Garrett. No.4: doorway
with fluted head and jambs, sidelights, stucco key and impost
blocks. Radial fanlight.
No.6: doorway with pilaster-jambs, fluted head and impost
blocks.
No.8: doorway with panelled jambs, fluted head and enriched
impost blocks.
No.10: doorway with stucco architrave and pilaster-jambs.
No.12: doorway with stucco architrave.
Nos 14-20: doorways with pilaster-jambs carrying cornice
heads. No.20 with patterned fanlight.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn or
torch flambe finials to areas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: No.2 was the home to Misses Rhoda and Agnes
Garrett who, c1875, set up practice as interior decorators and
published a book "Suggestions for Home Decoration in Painting,
Woodwork and Furniture". This was also the residence of Dame
Millicent Garrett Fawcett, pioneer of women's suffrage. (GLC
plaque). No.10 was the residence of Lady Ottoline Morrell,
literary hostess & patron of the arts (GLC plaque).

Listing NGR: TQ2985681786

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

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