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64, 66 (Queen's Head Public House) and 68 Acton Street and Attached Railings

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

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Latitude: 51.5284 / 51°31'42"N

Longitude: -0.1186 / 0°7'6"W

OS Eastings: 530606

OS Northings: 182735

OS Grid: TQ306827

Mapcode National: GBR K6.J8

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.WVN5

Entry Name: 64, 66 (Queen's Head Public House) and 68 Acton Street and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 25 October 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378577

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476527

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


ACTON STREET (North side)
Nos.64, 66 and 68, Queen's Head Public House (No.66) and attached railings


Terrace of three houses, one now a public house. c1835-45, Nos. 64 and 68. No.66 (Queen's Head) probably c1764, refaced and altered mid-late C19, refurbished and restored 1989.

Nos 64 and 68: Yellow stock brick and stucco ground floors with plain stucco first floor bands. Form a symmetrical composition flanking No.66. Three storeys and basements.Two windows each. Round-arched doorways with pilaster-jambs carrying dentil cornice-heads; fanlights (No.68 patterned) and panelled doors. Gauged brick flat arches to recessed sashes. Stucco parapets.

INTERIORS: not inspected.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with fleur-de-lys finials to areas.

No.66: Stucco. Three storeys, attic and cellars. Three windows. Mid-late C19 public house frontage, restored, of moulded pilasters with enriched capitals and consoles flanking entablature with dentil cornice. Central bowed window with engraved glass; double, panelled doors to either side, part glazed with engraved glass. Stucco Ionic pilasters at angles rise through first and second floors carrying a dentil cornice. First and second floor windows, two-pane recessed sashes. Attic storey with recessed panels alternating with two-light casement windows. Moulded coping.

INTERIOR: good interior with green tiled dado, tiled cornice frieze, mirrors along back bar and wall opposite counter. Stair with closed string and column newels.

(Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood, Parish of St Pancras IV: London: 1952: 98).

Listing NGR: TQ3060682735

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