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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: 1139091



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: 24-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477821

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TQ3081NW QUEEN SQUARE 798-1/100/1360 (West side) 24/10/51 No.6 and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: QUEEN SQUARE Nos.6 AND 7)


Terraced house with purpose-built meeting hall, in use as the headquarters of the Art-Workers' Guild. c1713, refronted later C18. c1914 alterations and additions by FW Troup for the Art-Workers' Guild. Darkened multi-coloured stock brick with evidence of tuck pointing. Slated mansard roof with dormer. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys, attic and basement. 3 windows. Wooden doorcase with sunk panels to pilasters carrying entablature with dentil cornice, rectangular patterned fanlight and panelled door; threshold with the monogram of the Art-Workers' Guild executed in white marble. Gauged red brick flat arches to recessed sashes. Plain stucco band at 1st floor level; stone cornice at 3rd floor level. Stone capped parapet. Original lead rainwater head and pipe. Rear elevation original with elongated windows. INTERIOR: retains its original plan form throughout with fielded panelling, 6-panel doors, moulded cornices and dado rails, fireplaces and good stairs with twisted balusters and column newels. Entrance hall with 2 arch-headed niches and cornice of thick mouldings. Rear projecting wing, probably originally withdrawing rooms, has elegant decorative woodwork. 1st floor front room with Regency plasterwork. Top storey flat by FW Troup, with fireplace and kitchen cabinets; Troup also designed the meeting hall to the rear. Meeting hall: single storey with red brick entrance; above the doorway, a segmental-arched stone aedicule, containing a decorative lead plaque with the gilded initials AWG set within gilded oak leaf sprays above the date 1914. INTERIOR: panelled walls with a low picture rail below a broad frieze. Above the frieze, oval architraved niches containing busts of the Guild masters by Frampton, Bayes and WS Frith. The hall is lit by a large hipped roof light, with dormers, supported on deep ceiling beams around which the deep dentil cornice extends. Bolection-moulded oak chimney-piece. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with torch flambe finials to area. HISTORICAL NOTE: Martin Folkes, President of the Royal Society

and of the Society of Antiquaries lived at No.6 until 1763 and at No.7 until 1765. Later in the C19 the building partly entered into commercial use with Robert Ackermann's lithograph and colour-printing business located in premises at the rear until 1913 when they were demolished. In this year the lease was purchased by the Art-Workers' Guild, a society of painters, sculptors and architects which had been set up in 1884 by pupils of Norman Shaw, prominent amongst whom were Gerald Horsley and Mervyn Macartney. (Jackson N: F W Troup Architect 1859-1941: London: -1985: 108; The Builder: 15 February 1918: London: 110).

Listing NGR: TQ3033481952

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30334 81952


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