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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: CHARLES DICKENS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1356735

Location

CHARLES DICKENS HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 48, DOUGHTY STREET

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: 477070

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3082SE DOUGHTY STREET 798-1/96/312 (East side) 10/06/54 No.48 Charles Dickens' House and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: DOUGHTY STREET Nos.39-62 (Consecutive))

GV I

Terraced house. c1807-9. Darkened stock brick with slate mansard roof and dormer. Plain stucco 1st floor sill band. 3 storeys, attic and basement. 3 windows. Round-arched doorway with stucco surround, pilaster-jambs, cornice-head, fanlight and panelled door. Gauged brick flat arches to recessed sashes; ground floor with louvred shutters, 1st floor with cast-iron balconies. Stucco cornice and blocking course. Original lead rainwater head and pipe. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with urn finials to areas. HISTORICAL NOTE: this house was between 1837 and 1839 the home of Charles Dickens (LLC plaque) and is now a house museum: it is listed Grade I for this reason. (Survey of London: Vol. XXIV, King's Cross Neighbourhood, Parish of St Pancras IV: London: -1952: 50-54).



Listing NGR: TQ3078282203

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), 50,51,52
'Survey of London' in Survey of London - Kings Cross neighbourhood The Parish of St Pancras Part 4: Volume 24 , (1951), 53,54

National Grid Reference: TQ 30780 82201

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