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The Royal George

A Grade II Listed Building in St Pancras and Somers Town, London

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Latitude: 51.5283 / 51°31'41"N

Longitude: -0.1316 / 0°7'53"W

OS Eastings: 529703

OS Northings: 182700

OS Grid: TQ297827

Mapcode National: GBR G6.M9

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.NVS8

Plus Code: 9C3XGVH9+89

Entry Name: The Royal George

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477267

ID on this website: 101342046

Location: Somers Town, Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: St Pancras and Somers Town

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/89/1879 (East side)
Nos.8-14 (Even)
The Royal George


Public house with staff flat over. 1939-40. By AE Sewell,
LRIBA, architect to Mssrs. Truman, Hanbury and Buxton, brewers
to replace a public house of the same name in Drummond Street.
Stock brick between bands of artificial stone to ground floor
and attic, green slate roof. Rear stacks.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and cellars on rectangular plot with
curved corners. Corner entrances to former public (north) and
saloon (south) bars, and central entrance to former private
bar; all have double doors. Band of six 2-light sash windows
either side of central entrance. First floor has large 2-light
casements under stone heads, four in centre and one on each
corner; similar casements form a strip in attic, set back
under projecting eaves and with set-back corners dominated by
relief sculptures of eagles. Access to upper flat in Wellesley
Road, where a door in similar style sits under first-floor
tripartite window with stone jambs.
INTERIOR: the interior originally consisted of lounge and
public bar at either end, with private bar in centre and games
room at rear now occupied by food counter. These bars now
united, but central counter remains. This, the back bar and
the walls and supporting columns to frieze height all with
veneer panelling typical of the late 1930s, with banded
decoration to bar and fitted seats to former lounge area clad
in the same timber. The chimney-pieces are most elaborately
treated, with marquetry decoration, that to the public bar
with small panels contrasting the steam age of the 1830s with
the radios and cocktails of the 1930s; a larger marquetry
panel in the lounge depicts the sailing ship The Royal George.
Banded coving over bar fascia and to cornices; inset roundels
in ceiling serve later C20 light fittings.
Included as a remarkably complete example of a 1930s pub, with
excellent marquetry panels depicting features from the style
of the period done with charm and panache.

Listing NGR: TQ2971182697

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