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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: 1130379



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: 22-Dec-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477848

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TQ2883NW REGENT'S PARK ROAD 798-1/75/1383 (North side) 22/12/87 Cecil Sharp House


Headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. 1929-30. By HM Fletcher. For the English Folk Dance Society. Partly rebuilt 1949-51 after war damage. Brown brick and tiled, hipped roof. Neo-Georgian style. Rectangular plan on a triangular corner site. EXTERIOR: 1 to 2 storeys plus basement. Front facade of 1 tall storey, 5 bays. Square-headed stone-architraved doorways with wooden panelled doors to end bays; approached by steps with cast-iron railings. Gauged brick flat arches to tall metal framed windows with margin glazing and small panes articulating the double height dance hall. Pilaster strips at angles continue through parapet with brick band to terminate with stone ball finials. INTERIOR: following the post-war rebuilding a former musicians' gallery in the dance hall was replaced by a large specially commissioned (approx 20m long) mural painting by Ivon Hitchens which is of historic and artistic interest. Other walls of hall wooden panelled to window height. HISTORICAL NOTE: Cecil Sharp collected, edited, performed and wrote about English folk-songs and dances; he was the leader of the modern English folk-music revival. He joined the Committee of the Folk Song Society in 1904 and founded the English Folk Dance Society in 1911; the societies amalgamated in 1932. The building houses Sharp's library which he bequeathed on his death in 1924.

Listing NGR: TQ2844683756

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National Grid Reference: TQ 28446 83756


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