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IoE Number: 478712
Location: LINDSEY HOUSE AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, PIERS AND LAMP BRACKETS, 59 AND 60 LINCOLNS INN FIELDS (west side)
  CAMDEN TOWN, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON
Photographer: Mr Adam Watson
Date Photographed: 09 September 2006
Date listed: 24 October 1951
Date of last amendment: 11 January 1999
Grade I

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CAMDEN TQ3081SE LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS 798-1/106/1060 (West side) 24/10/51 Nos.59 AND 60 Lindsey House and attached railings, piers and lamp-brackets (Formerly Listed as: LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS Nos.57-60 (Consecutive)) GV I House. 1638-41 with alterations by Isaac Ware to form 2 houses in 1751-2 and C20 alterations. Stuccoed front, partly painted, with rusticated ground floor. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys, basement and C20 attic with dormers. 5 windows. Coupled entrances with enriched consoles, pulvinated frieze and cornice. Patterned arched fanlights. Architraved windows, 1st floor with pulvinated frieze and pedimented cornice, centre window with consoles and broken segmental pediment with panel and festoon. Ionic pilasters through 1st and 2nd floor between windows and on flanks. Entablature with pulvinated frieze, modillion cornice and balustraded parapet. INTERIOR: no original interiors remain. No.59 with moulded balusters and carved ends to oak staircase. No.60 with C19 wrought-iron scroll topped square balusters to stone staircase. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: rusticated red brick piers flanking entrance to combined forecourt with carved stone terminals; piers linked to house by plain brick buttressed wall. Cast-iron railings on parapet wall along frontage with wrought-iron lamp brackets. HISTORICAL NOTE: built as the centrepiece of 'Arch Row' for the gentleman-speculator William Newton. Variously attributed to Inigo Jones, John Webb, Peter Mills and Nicholas Stone. 'Perhaps, historically, the most important single house in London' (Sir John Summerson) as the model for the subsequent development of London over two centuries. The wall surface between the piers was originally of red brick. (Survey of London: Vol. III, St Giles-in-the-Field, part I: Lincoln's Inn Fields: London: -1912: 108-109; RCHME: Vol. II, West London: London: -1935: 60; Summerson J: Architecture in Britain 1530-1830: Harmondsworth: -1953: 164-166).

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