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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1113171



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Jan-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477595

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TQ3081SW NEW OXFORD STREET 798-1/105/1206 (South side) No.53 James Smith and Sons, Hazelwood House


Shop with offices/workshop over on a corner site. Mid C19. Erected as part of the laying out of New Oxford Street under the supervision of Sir James Pennethorne, Surveyor of Works to the Crown. Stucco, channelled to 1st floor, 2nd & 3rd floor with long and short quoins which continue on corner as channelled stucco; 2nd floor, guilloche enriched band. Slate mansard roof with dormers. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and attic. 5 windows, single window corner and single window right hand return. Fine ground floor shopfront, c1870s, mahogany with plate glass windows having inscribed painted glass battered stallboards, with brass fascia plates, and top panels. Battered cornice fascia of painted glass inscribed "Established 1830" above entrance, flanked by "James Smith & Sons"; surmounted by cast-iron trefoil pattern cresting with central painted glass pediment inscribed "Hazelwood House" flanked by numbers "53". Central recessed entrance surrounded by panels of inscribed painted and engraved glass, that above with 2 crossed flags; double part-glazed panelled doors with wrought-iron guard gates. Office door to left; panelled with overlight. 1st floor has recessed sashes. 2nd floor with pilasters, paired to central bay, supporting a 3rd floor cornice. Pilasters flank tall round-arched sashes, architraved with mask keystones above impost bands, and balustraded window guards; central window of Venetian type. 3rd floor pilaster strips flank square-headed sashes; central window flanked by recessed panels and paired pilaster strips. Simplified entablature and blocking course. Relief applied lettering to upper floors reading on entablature "STICKS", 3rd floor "JAS. SMITH & SONS", 2nd floor "UMBRELLAS". Chamfered corner continues window with inscribed glass pediment to ground floor; upper floors with channelled stucco and square-headed sashes in front of which applied lettering reading "UMBRELLAS". Single window return similar to the central bay. INTERIOR: of ground floor has showcases and counters of a typical high-class late Victorian or Edwardian shop and as such is a rare survival in London. HISTORICAL NOTE: since 1867 the ground floor of the building

has been occupied by the firm of James Smith & Sons, umbrellas makers. New Oxford Street was a very fashionable shopping street in the mid C19.

Listing NGR: TQ3008181432

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30081 81432


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