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Camden Town Hall

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

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Latitude: 51.5291 / 51°31'44"N

Longitude: -0.1253 / 0°7'31"W

OS Eastings: 530139

OS Northings: 182795

OS Grid: TQ301827

Mapcode National: GBR J6.01

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.ST3P

Entry Name: Camden Town Hall

Listing Date: 19 April 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379162

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478529

Location: Camden, London, WC1H

County: 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


798-1/90/1752 Camden Town Hall


See under: Camden Town Hall JUDD STREET.


798-1/90/1752 (East side)
19/04/96 Camden Town Hall


Includes: Camden Town Hall EUSTON ROAD.
Town hall. 1934-7. By AJ Thomas. Exterior clad in Portland
stone ashlar over a steel frame on all 4 fronts.
EXTERIOR: 3 main storeys. Channelled base, with plinth.
Keystones over entrances carved by WCH King.
Judd Street front: wings of 5 windows width, each with central
aedicule and windows with alternating rhythm of channelled and
unchannelled surrounds on first floor; projecting centre over
entrances of three windows width with giant Corinthian order
consisting of outer pilasters and inner attached columns
rising to a full pediment embedded in raised attic with
pitched roof.
Euston Road front: 23 windows width, with wings of 5 windows
width as in Judd Street and centre on the model of the Place
de la Concorde with projecting pedimented pavilions as in
centre of Judd Street front over subsidiary entrances flanking
seven bays with giant Corinthian columns, and raised attic
with pitched roof over whole centre. Tonbridge Street front:
23 windows width, with slightly recessed centre and raised
attic of 13 windows width with pitched roof.
East front: with single-storey ground-floor projection
including side entrances on flanks, 3 round-arched windows on
first floor in centre rising through second storey, and raised
central attic of 3 windows width with pitched roof.
INTERIOR: Judd Street entrance with black and white marble
floor and deep-beamed ceiling. Main balustraded toplit
staircase of white marble with dark marble pilasters and
variegated marble panels on walls, branching and leading to
Members' Lobby on first floor with polished marble Corinthian
columns and variegated marble panels. First-floor corridors
panelled throughout to impost level and plaster-vaulted in
manner of London County Hall (qv Lambeth). Council Chamber in
centre of building toplit, rectangular with side lobbies under
galleries and giant Corinthian pilasters, oak-panelled to high
level with plain frieze over and horseshoe arrangement of oak
seating. Along Euston Road front at first-floor level, Mayor's
Parlour oak-panelled to full height, lugged and pedimented
doorcases and fine marble fireplace with burnished steel
grate; Chief Executive's Room panelled to full height in
Norfolk cedar with good fireplace; good panelled committee
rooms. Assembly Hall on ground floor entered from Tonbridge
Street, with foyer at south end, stage at north end with
proscenium arch, deep south gallery and narrower west gallery
communicating with Council Chamber.
Light-fittings, fixtures and furniture throughout of a high
standard, especially on first floor, and presumably largely
designed by AJ Thomas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Camden Town Hall was designed as St Pancras
Town Hall by AJ Thomas, a former assistant of EL Lutyens, the
influence of whose Classical style pervades the building.
Thomas designed several housing schemes for St Pancras Borough
Council from 1924 onwards.
(Architect and Building News: 25 June 1937: London; The
Builder: 9 July 1937: London; The Building: July 1937).

Listing NGR: TQ3013982795

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

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