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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1379092
English Heritage Legacy ID: 478458
Location: Camden, London, WC1B
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
TQ3081NW VERNON PLACE
798-1/100/1669 (North West side)
14/05/74 Nos.1-6 (Consecutive)
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
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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