NUMBERS 20-32 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1112996

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Statutory Address: NUMBERS 20-32 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 20-32, FITZROY SQUARE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: NUMBERS 20-32 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 20-32, FITZROY SQUARE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29086 82063

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2982SW FITZROY SQUARE 798-1/93/449 (West side) 10/06/54 Nos.20-32 (Consecutive) and attached railings

GV II*

Terrace of 13 houses forming the western side of Fitzroy Square. c1832-35. Stucco with rusticated ground floor. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basements. 3 windows each. 3 windows at each end and centre 7 windows projecting. Round-arched ground floor openings linked by impost bands. Doorways with pilaster-jambs carrying cornice-heads; fanlights (some radial patterned) and panelled doors. Sash windows in shallow, plain stucco recesses. Upper storeys with square-headed, recessed sashes. Continuous cast-iron balcony to 1st floor windows. Moulded 2nd floor sill band. Main cornice with plain frieze below attic storey. Cornice and blocking course. Central bays with 4 Ionic engaged columns in antis rising through 1st and 2nd floors. 1 bay to either side with pilasters rising through 1st and 2nd floors and recessed, tripartite sash windows, those on the ground floor being segmental-arched. No.32 with 3 window (all blind) return to Grafton Way. INTERIORS: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with tasselled spearhead finials to areas. Cast-iron foot scrapers and most with mosaic top steps. HISTORICAL NOTE: No.21, was the home of Robert Gascoyne Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury & Prime Minister (GLC plaque). No.29 was the home of George Bernard Shaw and from 1907-11 Virginia Woolf had rooms here (commemorative plaques). This terrace complements the Adam blocks in the square, though it is very different in design. (Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 52-8).





Listing NGR: TQ2906982075

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 477299

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood St Pancras Part 3: Volume 21, (1949), 52-58

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