BOURNE ESTATE (NORTHERN PART) DENYS HOUSE FREWELL HOUSE LEDHAM HOUSE RADCLIFFE HOUSE REDMAN HOUSE SCROPE HOUSE SKIPWITH HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1245473
Date first listed:
11-Jan-1999
Statutory Address:
87-101, LEATHER LANE
Statutory Address:
91-101, LEATHER LANE
Statutory Address:
BOURNE ESTATE (NORTHERN PART), CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
DENYS HOUSE, 1-30, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
FREWELL HOUSE, 1-55, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
LEDHAM HOUSE, 1-34, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
RADCLIFFE HOUSE, 1-105, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
REDMAN HOUSE, 1-17, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
SCROPE HOUSE, 1-34, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
SKIPWITH HOUSE, 1-55, CLERKENWELL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
87-101, LEATHER LANE
Statutory Address:
91-101, LEATHER LANE
Statutory Address:
BOURNE ESTATE (NORTHERN PART), CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
DENYS HOUSE, 1-30, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
FREWELL HOUSE, 1-55, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
LEDHAM HOUSE, 1-34, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
RADCLIFFE HOUSE, 1-105, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
REDMAN HOUSE, 1-17, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
SCROPE HOUSE, 1-34, CLERKENWELL ROAD
Statutory Address:
SKIPWITH HOUSE, 1-55, CLERKENWELL ROAD

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 31118 82005

Details

TQ 3181 NW CAMBDEN CLERKENWELL ROAD (South side) 798-1/102/1769 Bourne Eastate (Northern part) 11.01.1999

GV II

Includes: Skipwith House 1-55, Ledam House 1-34, Redman House 1-17 CLERKENWELL ROAD Includes: Radcliffe House 1-105, Scrope House 1-34, Frewell House 1-55, Denys House 1-30 CLERKENWELL HOUSE Includes: 91-93 and 99-101 (Odd) LEATHER LANE Includes: 87-101 (Odd) LEATHER LANE

Housing estate for the London County Council. 1901-3. Designed by the LCC Architect's Department (chief assistant for scheme E H Parkes under W E Riley). Elevations of red, orange and stock bricks with some blue and glazed bricks. Portions of upper elevations towards Clerkenwell Road and Portpool Road stuccoed. Brick chimneys, slated roofs. Stone string courses, parapets and segmental arches. Concrete open stairs and balconies with iron railings. Wooden sash and casement windows, some within segmental brick arches and with brick aprons. STYE: free Classical style, with Arts and Crafts touches, developing the idiom established by the LCC Boundary Street and Millbank estates in a formal direction. EXTERIOR: 5-storey flats with balcony access; some portions with sixth storey in roof. Enclosed layout, with 5 blocks in parallel on a north-south axis (Shene, Ledham, Skipwith, Denys, Frewell and Scrope Houses) and narrow quadrangles (once with formal planting) between Ledham and Skipwith Houses and between Denys and Frewell Houses. Long east-west blocks (Radcliff House and Redman House) to perimeter of estate, with broad arches leading through to centre of estate, their stuccoed upper storeys with giant pilasters. Some later alterations. Radcliff House: long elevation to Clerkenwell Road, shorter elevations in two sections to Leather Lane, and canted corner between with principal entrance arch to estate and pyramidally capped towers left and right. Ground storey towards roads have shops, with granite piers in between. Upper storeys towards Clerkenwell Road alternate between plain brick elevations with dormers in roof and slightly recessed stuccoed sections with giant pilasters rising through three storeys and parapet over. 3 broad moulded segmental arches lead through to centre of estate, the arch at the corner being more fully detailed with voussoirs and small brick windows over. The Bourne Estate is the third of the three key estates built by the London County Council in the years of its greatest innovation. In Britain the Bourne Estate is the least known, but it has an international significance as the model for the much admired and highly influential public housing erected in Vienna immediately after the First World War. The Viennese model was subsequently brought back to England, as can be seen in the Ossulton Estate, Camden, listed some years ago, and in some private mansion blocks in central London of the 1930s.



Listing NGR: TQ3111882005

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
472578
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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