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Kent House

A Grade II Listed Building in Camden, London

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Latitude: 51.5435 / 51°32'36"N

Longitude: -0.1494 / 0°8'57"W

OS Eastings: 528428

OS Northings: 184359

OS Grid: TQ284843

Mapcode National: GBR B0.MV

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.CGCL

Entry Name: Kent House

Listing Date: 11 February 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477273

Location: Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Haverstock

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Silas the Martyr with Holy Trinity Kentish Town

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/64/430 (West side)
11/02/93 Kent House


2 blocks of model low-cost flats and shop. 1935. By Colin
Lucas with Amyas Connell and Basil Ward. For the St Pancras
House Improvement Society (Northern Group). Reinforced
concrete frame with external walls acting as beams carrying
floors; cement skim finish.
EXTERIOR: each block of 5 storeys with roof terrace. Front
elevations have horizontally set metal frame casement windows:
2 bays with vertically stacked balconies, having metal grid
balustrades similar to the roof terrace. Access towers to rear
allow each tenant to step directly off the vertical
circulation on to his own entrance balcony. Block fronting
Ferdinand Street has entrance formed by 2 ground floor bays of
piloti closed off by later geometrically patterned iron gates.
To left, a projecting single storey shop.
INTERIORS: have 2 flats per floor in each block with logically
designed accommodation; no rooms open off one another.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the staircase access, room layouts, generous
useable balconies and total use of electricity for servicing
put Kent House at the forefront of contemporary flat design
with the quality of detailing expected from a private
commission. The flats are a successful early example of Modern
Movement commitment to social housing in this country and were
Connell, Ward and Lucas's only commission of this type.

Listing NGR: TQ2842884359

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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