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IoE Number: 442451
Photographer: Mr Michael Perry
Date Photographed: 14 April 2005
Date listed: 12 June 1950
Date of last amendment: 11 August 1972
Grade I

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CIRCUS823Nos 1 to 30 (consec)including Circus House[formerly listed asNos I to 30 (consec)]

CIRCUS 1. 823 Nos 1 to 30 (consec) including Circus House [formerly listed as Nos I to 30 (consec)] ST 7465 SE 14/296 12.6.50. I 2. Architect: John Wood the elder. Work carried out by his son. Circa 1753-59. 3 storeys and mansard. 3 or 4 windows. Divided into 3 blocks, all of the same size but each with a different number of houses. 3 distinct orders; Doric on ground floor with triglyphs and metopes enriched and each differently carved, Ionic on 1st floor and Corinthian on 2nd floor. Impressive array of coupled columns (324 pairs in all) with bands of ornament at upper and lower storeys and acorns crowning parapet above each coupled order. Masonry between columns is not curved but this is not apparent. No 7 built for William Pitt. No 14 Lord Clive lived 1774. No 24 Gainsborough.

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