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Avenue Chambers

A Grade II Listed Building in Holborn and Covent Garden, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5187 / 51°31'7"N

Longitude: -0.1214 / 0°7'16"W

OS Eastings: 530443

OS Northings: 181647

OS Grid: TQ304816

Mapcode National: GBR J9.XR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V363

Entry Name: Avenue Chambers

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478458

Location: Camden, London, WC1B

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Holborn and Covent Garden

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bloomsbury Way St George

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


CAMDEN

TQ3081NW VERNON PLACE
798-1/100/1669 (North West side)
14/05/74 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive)
Avenue Chambers

GV II

Shopping parade with offices, formerly flats, over, forming
the north-west return to Sicilian Avenue (qv). 1906-10. By RJ
Worley. For the Bedford Estate. Red brick with white
terracotta dressings and 1st floor.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys and later C20 attic with dormers. 7 window
bays plus splayed left hand return and projecting oriel on
right hand return to Sicilian Avenue. Ground floor with
round-headed entrance to offices in central bay flanked by
later C20 shopfronts. Bays separated by Corinthian columns on
plinths carrying an entablature with plain terracotta frieze
at 2nd floor level. Pilasters at end bays. 1st floor with 4, 3
and 2-light square-headed casement windows except the entrance
bay with a 5-light oriel, the apron with wreath and swags
inscribed "Avenue Chambers". 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor with
2-light transom and mullion windows at either end, 4-light
canted bay windows with transom and mullions and in the
central entrance bay 4-light bow windows. Projecting oriel of
7 lights with transoms and mullions, from 2nd to 4th floor.
Beneath, an arched entrance with 4 large brackets supporting a
cornice over. All windows with small leaded panes, some with
shields. Modillion cornice surmounted by terracotta
balustrade, the central bay with a pedimented gable with
2-light transom and mullion window. To either side, tall slab
chimneys. Over the left hand splayed return, a domed
terracotta lantern.
INTERIORS: not inspected.
Nos 1-6 (consec) Vernon Place form a homogeneous development
with Nos 1-29 (odd) and 6-20 (even) Sicilian Avenue (qqv), Nos
15-23, 25-35 (odd) and 35A Southampton Row (qqv).

Listing NGR: TQ3045281648

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