Four chambers with later shops at 1-4 Holborn Bars. The rear of these buildings form Nos 4, 5 & 6 Staple Inn. Built 1586 for Vincent Engham, Principal of the Inn. A unique example in London of a Cl6 group of timber-framed houses.

Staple Inn
Staple Inn, Holborn Bars, 1586. London, England. Holly Hayes
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547458
Listed Building ID
1246103 view listed building data
Article Title
1-4 Holborn Bars, Staple Inn
Coordinates
51.5179940° N, 0.1110820° W map · aerial
Grid Reference
TQ 31158 81588
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Listed Building Description

Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

TQ3181NW HOLBORN BARS 627-0/1/10199 (South side) 14/05/ Nos.1-4 (Consecutive) (Formerly Listed as: CAMDEN STAPLE INN, Holborn Bars Nos.1-4 (Consecutive))

GV I 4 chambers with later shops. The rear of these buildings form Nos 4, 5 & 6 Staple Inn (qv). 1586 for Vincent Engham, Principal of the Inn. In 1886 Alfred Waterhouse removed post-medieval additions (a plastered front and sash windows of Cl8 date) in a restoration funded by the Prudential Assurance Company. The rear resurfaced in brick c1826. Interior & rear extensively reconstructed in 1939 in order to preserve the timber framing to the front wall; restorations c1950. Close studded timber frame front elevation with brick rear under a tiled, gabled, roof C20 chimney stacks. 3 storeys and attic. Symmetrical front of 5 gabled bays having overhanging jetties at floor levels. Entrance to Staple Inn in central bay. The central gable bay with original splayed oriel window of 6 lights and one light to either side over main entrance (lst and 2nd floors)... read more

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Place ID
547458
Title
1-4 Holborn Bars, Staple Inn, London, England
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022