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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: NUMBER 11 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1272315

Location

NUMBER 11 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 11, BEDFORD 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: 24-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 476697

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ2981NE BEDFORD SQUARE 798-1/99/76 (East side) 24/10/51 No.11 and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: BEDFORD SQUARE Nos.1-54 (Consecutive))

GV I

End of terrace house on a corner site with main facade to Gower Street and return to Montague Place, but built as and visually forms the end of the east side of Bedford Square. 1776-1781. Probably designed by Robert Palmer. Built by W Scott and R Grews; for the Bedford Estate. Yellow stock brick with stucco cornice and sill band to bay on return. Slate mansard roof with dormers and tall slab chimney-stacks. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, attics and basements. 3 windows to Gower Street, Montague Street frontage of 4 windows (2 blind) and a central 2 window full-height canted bay containing the entrance having fluted Doric pilasters carrying an entablature with enriched frieze and pediment; panelled door. Gauged brick flat arches to recessed sashes. Cornice and parapet. INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to include some original features and the original wine cellar. At basement and ground floor levels 2 original wings which contain octagonal rooms, 2 per floor, above which rises a full height bow to the garden. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings to areas with urn finials. HISTORICAL NOTE: the houses in Bedford Square form a most important and complete example of C18 town planning. Palmer was the Bedford Estate surveyor and may be responsible for the vagaries of the square. The majority of the plots leased by the estate were taken by Robert Grews, a carpenter, and William Scott, a brickmaker. (Byrne A: Bedford Square, An architectural study: London: -1990).



Listing NGR: TQ2987681766

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Byrne, A, Bedford Square An Architectural Study, (1990)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29876 81766

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