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Volta House, Bolton House, Windmill Hill House and Enfield House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hampstead Town, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5585 / 51°33'30"N

Longitude: -0.18 / 0°10'48"W

OS Eastings: 526261

OS Northings: 185972

OS Grid: TQ262859

Mapcode National: GBR D0.F9B

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.T3P2

Entry Name: Volta House, Bolton House, Windmill Hill House and Enfield House

Listing Date: 11 August 1950

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379202

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478569

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



WINDMILL HILL (East side),
Volta House, Bolton House, Windmill Hill House and Enfield House

(Previously listed as Volta House, Bolton House and Windmill Hill House including former Enfield House.

Formerly Listed as: WINDMILL HILL, Volta House, Bolton House, Windmill Hill House.

Formerly Listed as: WINDMILL HILL, Enfield House)



Terrace of 3 houses and a later addition (Enfield House). Terrace c.1720-30, refaced late C19 in Georgian style; Enfield House, late C18. Multi-coloured stock brick with red brick dressings, moulded brick bands and brick pilasters at angles and between Bolton and Windmill Hill House. Tiled mansard roofs with 1 dormer each.

EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. 3 windows each; Windmill Hill House plus full height 3-window canted bay. Volta House and Bolton House with good doorcases having flat hoods on carved consoles; architraved doorways with fanlights, Volta House with lamp-holder, and panelled doors. Windmill Hill House with mid C19 stucco porch and entrance at east side in lower 2 storey extension. Gauged red brick flat arches to flush framed sashes with exposed boxing. Parapets.

INTERIORS: not inspected but noted to retain good panelling; staircases with open strings, carved brackets, moulded handrails, turned balusters and column newels.

SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to forecourts with urn finials.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Bolton House was the home of Joanna Baillie, Scottish literary lioness, from 1791 to 1851 and where Byron, Wordsworth, Keats and Sir Walter Scott stayed (LCC plaque).

Listing NGR: TQ2626185972

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

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