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Numbers 1-29 and Attached Screen

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, Camden

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5184 / 51°31'6"N

Longitude: -0.1214 / 0°7'17"W

OS Eastings: 530440

OS Northings: 181616

OS Grid: TQ304816

Mapcode National: GBR J9.XV

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V35B

Entry Name: Numbers 1-29 and Attached Screen

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378665

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477999

Location: Camden, London, WC1A

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

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

TQ3081NW SICILIAN AVENUE
798-1/100/1439 (South side)
14/05/74 Nos.1-29 (Odd)
and attached screen

GV II

Shopping parade with offices (formerly flats) over. 1906-10.
By RJ Worley. For the Bedford Estate. Red brick with white
terracotta dressings and 1st floor.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys 14 1/2 window bays plus a projecting oriel
on return to Bloomsbury Square with 2 bays. Ground floor with
later C20 shopfronts separated by Corinthian columns on
plinths carrying an entablature with plain terracotta frieze
at 2nd floor level. Pilasters at either end. 1st floor with 4
and 2-light square-headed casement windows with mullions plus
an oriel window on the 4th bay in from Southampton Row. 2nd,
3rd and 4th floors with canted transom and mullion bay
windows, flanked by 2-light transom and mullion windows and
bowed oriel windows rising from the 2nd floor. End bays with
2-light windows. All windows with small leaded panes, some
with shields. Projecting oriel of 7 lights, with transoms and
mullions, from 2nd to 4th floor. Beneath, an arched entrance
with 4 large brackets supporting a cornice over. Projecting
modillion cornice surmounted by a balustrade. Tall slab
chimneys.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
Attached to No.29 is a screen across the Avenue. 2 Ionic
columns on plinths carrying an entablature with the words
"Sicilian Avenue" on the frieze, surmounted by a balustrade
with urns on the 2 central piers.
Nos 1-29 (odd) Sicilian Avenue form a homogeneous development
with Nos 6-20 (even) Sicilian Avenue (qv), Nos 15-23 (odd)
Southampton Row (qv), Nos 25-35 (odd) and 35A Southampton Row
(qv) and Nos 1-6 Vernon Place (qv).
(Harwood E & Saint A: Exploring England's Heritage, London:
-1991: 211-12).


Listing NGR: TQ3044681612

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