Goodge Place

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Survey of London: Volume 21, the Parish of St Pancras Part 3: Tottenham Court Road and Neighbourhood. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1949.

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(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.