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Romneys House

A Grade I Listed Building in Hampstead Town, Camden

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Latitude: 51.558 / 51°33'28"N

Longitude: -0.1794 / 0°10'45"W

OS Eastings: 526306

OS Northings: 185916

OS Grid: TQ263859

Mapcode National: GBR D0.FFX

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.V30G

Entry Name: Romneys House

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379069

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478435

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/26/892 (East side)
11/08/50 Romney's House


End of terrace house. 1797. Built by the artist George Romney
as his studio (plaque); enlarged 1807 at east end for use as
Assembly Rooms; in 1929 redesigned by and for Clough
Williams-Ellis. Original 2 storey house timber-framed with
weatherboarding. Slated roof.
Main front on north side: brown brick ground floor and
weatherboarded 1st floor. Symmetrical 3 window facade. Good
central doorway with fluted pilasters carrying carved
console-bracketed hood, patterned radial fanlight and panelled
door. Flush framed sashes. Hipped roof with dormers.
West end facing road: slightly lower with brown brick ground
floor and weatherboarded 1st floor slightly projecting as a
flat segmental bay with hipped roof.
East end: with Assembly Room extension believed to retain good
geometrical staircase and pilasters to assembly room on 1st
floor. Stucco portico with pilasters carrying entablature and
architraved doorway.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the stables, now Holly Bush Public House,
Holly Mount (qv), were converted c1807 to form a catering wing
for the Assembly Rooms.

Listing NGR: TQ2630685916

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

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