(Formerly Cumberland Street and later Little Goodge Street)
This street connects Goodge Street on the south with Tottenham
Street on the north, but it is not in a direct line. After leaving Goodge
Street it makes a double right-angle bend, the houses being now numbered
1 to 5 on the east side from Goodge Street, 6 and 7 facing south on the
return and 8 to 14 on the remaining eastern front. The houses on the west
are numbered 15 to 26 from Tottenham Street the southern part of the bend
being occupied by the backs of the Goodge Street houses.
The street is largely as originally built with houses, four storeys in
height, on each side. They are of stock brick and, in spite of disrepair
remain attractive with their pleasant door-cases, which were probably at
one time all of one pattern, with a pedimental head over a semi-circular
fanlight. These are retained in Nos. 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 25. Bracket
hoods have been substituted in Nos. 17, 20, 21 and 22 and other varieties
elsewhere. Nos. 4, 5, 6 and 7 have had their fronts rebuilt in the early part
of the 19th-century, the ground floor of Nos. 6 and 7 being furnished with
pilasters and entablature. The ground floor facing of Nos. 9 to 13 has been
rendered in cement and a shop inserted in No. 14. The ground floor rendering is repeated in Nos. 17 to 21 and No. 23. In No. 16 it is lined in imitation of masonry, and Nos. 22 and 26 have the whole front plastered. No.
11 (the corner house in Tottenham Street) has been rebuilt and Nos. 2 and
3 were destroyed in the air-raids. There are good wrought iron railings with
cast urns to the standards in front of Nos. 17 to 26.