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Parnell House, Camden

Description: Parnell House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 May 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 478225

OS Grid Reference: TQ3000581476
OS Grid Coordinates: 530005, 181476
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5173, -0.1277

Location: 5 Streatham Street, Camden Town, Greater London WC1A 1 WC1A 1JB

Locality: Camden
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC1A 1JB

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Listing Text


798-1/104/1544 (North side)
14/05/74 Parnell House


Block of artisans' flats. 1849. By Henry Roberts. For The
Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes.
Interiors replanned c1985. Yellow stock brick with rusticated
stucco 1st & 2nd floors, and stucco dressings. Fireproof
construction of brick load-bearing walls and arched
hollow-brick floors. L-shaped plan.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and basement (top storey added later). 6
bays and 12-window return to Dyott Street. Stucco doorway
surround with architrave, console-bracketed cornice and
pediment. Plain stucco band at 2nd floor level inscribed
"MODEL HOUSES FOR FAMILIES". Square-headed recessed sash
windows with stucco lintels in form of gauged flat arches;
ground and 1st floor windows in stucco recesses. Stucco sill
bands at 2nd and 4th floors, and stucco plinth. Bracketed
brick cornice. Open galleries in courtyard, supported by brick
piers which span 2 floors, give access to flats comprising
kitchen and scullery, living room and mostly with 2 bedrooms.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Streatham Street
Buildings, they are the earliest surviving example of flats to
provide accommodation for the "deserving poor" in regular
employment. The second earliest survivor is New Court, Flask
Walk (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3000581476

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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