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Numbers 14 and 15 and Attached Railings and Pillars

A Grade II Listed Building in Bloomsbury, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5239 / 51°31'26"N

Longitude: -0.1316 / 0°7'53"W

OS Eastings: 529720

OS Northings: 182212

OS Grid: TQ297822

Mapcode National: GBR G7.MW

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.NYTM

Entry Name: Numbers 14 and 15 and Attached Railings and Pillars

Listing Date: 28 March 1969

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1113027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477354

Location: Camden, London, WC1H

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras with St James and Christ Church St Pancras

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ2982SE GORDON SQUARE
798-1/94/591 (West side)
28/03/69 Nos.14 AND 15
and attached railings and pillars
(Formerly Listed as:
GORDON SQUARE
Nos.14 AND 15
Dr William's Library)

GV II

University hall, later library. 1848. By TL Donaldson. Red
brick with stone dressings. Tudor style.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and semi-basement. Double fronted with 5
bays of windows. Facade articulated by octagonal turrets with
stone octagonal finials, rising the height of the building, at
the angles and flanking the entrance. Stone band at 1st floor
sill, wide 2nd floor sill band with quatrefoil enrichment and
crockets. 3rd floor strings one with crockets. 4-centred arch
doorway with moulded architrave, decorated spandrels,
hood-mould with decorated label-stops and panelled door. Above
the entrance, an oriel window of 4 pointed headed lights
rising through the 1st and 2nd floors, with a quatrefoil
enriched apron at 2nd floor level, cornice and terminating in
a brick gable. Windows, except the semi-basement, with pointed
headed lights and hood-moulds with decorated lable-stops.
Ground floor windows, with enriched aprons, of 2 lights
flanking the entrance and 4 lights to the outer bays. Similar
windows to the 1st and 2nd floors but with enriched spandrel
panels. String with crockets beneath stone-capped, crenellated
parapet.
INTERIOR: entrance hall with heavy Gothic style stone imperial
type stairs. Behind, a panelled room with stained glass
windows. 1st floor library with cast-iron gallery.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: attached cast-iron railings with
octagonal stone pillars having shaped finials.
(Survey of London: Vol. XXI, Tottenham Court Road and
Neighbourhood, St Pancras III: London: -1949).


Listing NGR: TQ2972082212

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