This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.


List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1378770



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Camden

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Jun-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1999

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478123

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.



TQ2887SW SOUTH GROVE 798-1/5/1467 No.1 10/06/54


See under: Old Hall Nos.1-7 (consec) SOUTH GROVE.

TQ 2887 SW, 798-1/5/1467

CAMDEN, SOUTH GROVE (South side), Old Hall, Nos.1-7 (consec)

(Formerly Listed as: SOUTH GROVE Old Hall Nos.2-7 (consec))




Includes: No.1 SOUTH GROVE. Detached house with later extensions; now flats. Main block, c1694 with later refronting, some rebuilding late C20; north-east wing, C16 range of former Arundel House, much altered and refronted later C18; south-west extension, mid C19 addition now forming No.1 South Grove. Main block: brown brick with red brick dressings. Tiled double pitched roof. 3 storeys and basements. Double fronted with 5 windows and 1 window slightly recessed extension to left. Entrance bay slightly projecting; early C19 porch with fluted Doric columns carrying entablature; doorway with fluted surround and stops, fanlight and panelled door. Gauged red brick flat arches to flush framed sashes with exposed boxing. Plain brick band at 1st floor level. Moulded brick cornice below parapet. Rear elevation with segmental-arched flush framed sashes with exposed boxing and bowed projection to left, through ground and 1st storeys with 3 windows and parapet with balustraded panels. INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to retain the original staircase, some original panelling and later panelling. Rooms with bowed bays to rear believed to retain; ground floor, a 1595 interior taken from a house on the South Quay, Yarmouth; 1st floor, a basically Jacobean interior from Castleton Manor, Rochdale: both installed by Lord Rochdale c1922. Basement has a C17 ceiling beam and cornice. North-east wing: 2 storeys 5 windows. Brown brick with hipped roof. Segmental arched recessed sashes. South-west extension: 2-storey gabled extension in brown brick with red brick dressings. Gauged brick cambered arches to recessed sashes. HISTORICAL NOTE: Sir William Cornwallis, son of Sir Thomas, Comptroller of the Household to Queen Mary, purchased what was to be called Arundel House in 1588. Thomas, 2nd Earl of Arundel acquired the house in 1610. Francis Bacon died there 1626. (Survey of London: Vol. XVII, The Village of Highgate: London: 46-53; West London: RCHM: London: 90; Middlesex: VCH : 6: London: 137).

Listing NGR: TQ2828087243

Selected Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of Middlesex: Volume VI, (1980), 137
'Survey of London' in The Village of Highgate The Parish of St Pancras Part 1: Volume 17 , (1936), 46-53

National Grid Reference: TQ 28271 87236


© Crown Copyright and database right 2017. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2017. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1378770 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 29-May-2017 at 06:43:26.

End of official listing