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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.

Name: NUMBERS 1, 1A AND 2-8 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND LAMP HOLDERS

List entry Number: 1112991

Location

NUMBERS 1, 1A AND 2-8 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS AND LAMP HOLDERS, 1, 1A AND 2-8, FITZROY SQUARE

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477292

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CAMDEN

TQ2982SW FITZROY SQUARE 798-1/93/446 (East side) 10/06/54 Nos.1, 1A AND 2-8 (Consecutive) and attached railings and lamp-holders (Formerly Listed as: FITZROY SQUARE Nos.1 & 1A, 2-10 (Consecutive))

GV I

Terrace of 8 houses forming, with Nos 9 & 10, (qv), the east side of Fitzroy Square. c1792-4. By Robert and James Adam. Nos 1 and 1A restored 1950s after bomb damage. Portland stone with rusticated ground floor. Plain 2nd floor sill band. EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and basements. 17 window range. Symmetrical facade (including south bay only of No.8) with 5 centre bays and 3 bays at each end projecting. Round-arched openings at ground floor level with impost bands. Sash windows in shallow, plain recesses. No.7 with rectangular C20 office window. Doorways with pilaster-jambs carrying cornice-heads, some with radial patterned fanlights, panelled doors. 1st floor centre bays with distyle-in-antis recessed, attached Ionic columns rising through the 2nd floor to support the entablature. Square-headed sash windows in shallow round-arched recesses with pilasters. Square-headed, recessed sashes to 2nd floor. End pavilions with distyle-in-antis recessed columns forming a tripartite window with Diocletian window above. Either side, 1st floor window square-headed in shallow round-arched recess with pilasters. Square-headed, recessed sashes to 2nd floor. Wings with square-headed, recessed sashes. All 1st floor windows with cast-iron balconies, those on the wings continuous. Entablature with part of the frieze enriched at 3rd floor level. Attic storey with recessed sashes, the centre bay having pilasters above the columns and oculi to each outer bay. Northern pavilion with round-arched windows to outer bays and central oculus. Cornice and blocking course. INTERIORS: mostly plain with enriched ceiling cornices. Stone staircases with iron balusters and some marble fireplaces. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn finials to areas, Nos 4 & 5 with cast-iron lamp-holders. HISTORICAL NOTE: No.7 was the home of Sir Charles Eastlake, painter & first Director of the National Gallery (GLC plaque). No.8: entrance bay forms north bay of symmetrical facade. 2 bays to left do not form part of the composition and are of a



more simple design. Plain ashlar with slate mansard roof and dormers. 3 storeys and attic. 2 windows. Recessed sash windows with 1st floor balconies. Cornice and balustraded parapet. (See also Nos 9 & 10 Fitzroy Square.) (Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949: 52-8; Lees-Milne J: The Age of Adam: London and New York: -1947: 129-130).



Listing NGR: TQ2919582115

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Milne, J , The Age of Adam, (1947), 129, 130
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood St Pancras Part 3: Volume 21, (1949), 52-58

National Grid Reference: TQ 29173 82127

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