© Mr Steve Kirkland
CAMDEN TOWN HALL, JUDD STREET (east side)
CAMDEN TOWN, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON
Mr Steve Kirkland
02 April 2006
19 April 1996
Date of last amendment:
19 April 1996
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TQ3082NW EUSTON ROAD
798-1/90/1752 Camden Town Hall
See under: Camden Town Hall JUDD STREET.
TQ3082NW JUDD STREET
798-1/90/1752 (East side)
19/04/96 Camden Town Hall
Includes: Camden Town Hall EUSTON ROAD.
Town hall. 1934-7. By AJ Thomas. Exterior clad in Portland
stone ashlar over a steel frame on all 4 fronts.
EXTERIOR: 3 main storeys. Channelled base, with plinth.
Keystones over entrances carved by WCH King.
Judd Street front: wings of 5 windows width, each with central
aedicule and windows with alternating rhythm of channelled and
unchannelled surrounds on first floor; projecting centre over
entrances of three windows width with giant Corinthian order
consisting of outer pilasters and inner attached columns
rising to a full pediment embedded in raised attic with
Euston Road front: 23 windows width, with wings of 5 windows
width as in Judd Street and centre on the model of the Place
de la Concorde with projecting pedimented pavilions as in
centre of Judd Street front over subsidiary entrances flanking
seven bays with giant Corinthian columns, and raised attic
with pitched roof over whole centre. Tonbridge Street front:
23 windows width, with slightly recessed centre and raised
attic of 13 windows width with pitched roof.
East front: with single-storey ground-floor projection
including side entrances on flanks, 3 round-arched windows on
first floor in centre rising through second storey, and raised
central attic of 3 windows width with pitched roof.
INTERIOR: Judd Street entrance with black and white marble
floor and deep-beamed ceiling. Main balustraded toplit
staircase of white marble with dark marble pilasters and
variegated marble panels on walls, branching and leading to
Members' Lobby on first floor with polished marble Corinthian
columns and variegated marble panels. First-floor corridors
panelled throughout to impost level and plaster-vaulted in
manner of London County Hall (qv Lambeth). Council Chamber in
centre of building toplit, rectangular with side lobbies under
galleries and giant Corinthian pilasters, oak-panelled to high
level with plain frieze over and horseshoe arrangement of oak
seating. Along Euston Road front at first-floor level, Mayor's
Parlour oak-panelled to full height, lugged and pedimented
doorcases and fine marble fireplace with burnished steel
grate; Chief Executive's Room panelled to full height in
Norfolk cedar with good fireplace; good panelled committee
rooms. Assembly Hall on ground floor entered from Tonbridge
Street, with foyer at south end, stage at north end with
proscenium arch, deep south gallery and narrower west gallery
communicating with Council Chamber.
Light-fittings, fixtures and furniture throughout of a high
standard, especially on first floor, and presumably largely
designed by AJ Thomas.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Camden Town Hall was designed as St Pancras
Town Hall by AJ Thomas, a former assistant of EL Lutyens, the
influence of whose Classical style pervades the building.
Thomas designed several housing schemes for St Pancras Borough
Council from 1924 onwards.
(Architect and Building News: 25 June 1937: London; The
Builder: 9 July 1937: London; The Building: July 1937).