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Latitude: 51.5173 / 51°31'2"N
Longitude: -0.1277 / 0°7'39"W
OS Eastings: 530005
OS Northings: 181476
OS Grid: TQ300814
Mapcode National: GBR HB.H8
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.Q4V6
Entry Name: Parnell House
Listing Date: 14 May 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1378865
English Heritage Legacy ID: 478225
Location: Camden, London, WC1A
Electoral Ward/Division: Bloomsbury
Built-Up Area: Camden
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Giles-in-the-Fields
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ2981SE STREATHAM STREET
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
Listing NGR: TQ3000581476
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