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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 11-26 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, BYRON COURT (NUMBER 26)

List entry Number: 1113118

Location

NUMBERS 11-26 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, BYRON COURT (NUMBER 26), 11-26, MECKLENBURGH 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: II*

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 477496

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3082SE MECKLENBURGH SQUARE 798-1/96/1112 (East side) 10/06/54 Nos.11-26 (Consecutive) and attached railings, Byron Court (No.26)

GV II*

Terrace of 24 houses forming the east side of Mecklenburgh Square. No.26 incorporates former Nos 27-34. c1810-20. By Joseph Kay. Thomas Penthrin built Nos 11-19 & 30-34; George Payne Nos 20-29. Nos 15 and 27-34 rebuilt in facsimile c1950. Multi-coloured stock brick with stucco ground floors. Centre pavilion (Nos 21-25) and end pavilions (Nos 11-15) and (31-34) in stucco. EXTERIOR: formal composition of 4 storeys, basements and Nos 26-33 with C20 dormers. No.23 with large dormer. Mostly 2 windows each. Centre pavilion: ground floors rusticated stucco with round arched doorways with fluted pilaster-jambs and cornice heads (Greek key pattern), fanlights and panelled doors. Centre 5 bays slightly recessed with 4 Greek Ionic columns rising through 1st and 2nd floors, flanked by 3 bays articulated by 4 pilasters. Enriched entablature with projecting cornice at 3rd floor level. Recessed sash windows; ground floor outer bays segmental headed with small panes to edges, 1st floor centre 6 with pedimented heads, outer bays square-headed in shallow round-arched recesses. All 1st floor with cast-iron balconies. Between 1st and 2nd floor outer bays enriched recessed panels with swags reflecting the round-arched windows in the attic storey. Attic storey with moulded pilasters carrying cornice, the centre pilasters terminating in segmental anthemion stops. Blocking course. Outer pavilions: similar but with only 2 Ionic columns, segmental headed ground floor windows and square-headed 1st floor windows. Nos 16-20 & 26-30: round-arched doorways with fluted pilaster-jambs and cornice-heads (Greek key pattern), fanlights and panelled double doors. Doorways to former Nos 26-34 replaced by windows except former No.29, now main entrance to Byron Court. Segmental headed ground floor windows. Upper floors with gauged brick flat arches to recessed sashes; 1st floor with cast-iron balconies. Plain stucco entablature at 3rd floor level. Parapets. INTERIORS: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn finials to areas; Nos 12, 14, 16 and 19 with wrought-iron lamp



brackets. HISTORICAL NOTE: No.21 was the residence of RH Tawney, historian, teacher & political writer (GLC plaque). No.15 and Nos 22-25 (consec) were listed on 14/05/74. (Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood (St Pancras part IV): London: -1952: 47-50).



Listing NGR: TQ3067582415

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - Kings Cross neighbourhood The Parish of St Pancras Part 4: Volume 24 , (1951), 47-50

National Grid Reference: TQ 30688 82380

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