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Fox and Anchor Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5204 / 51°31'13"N

Longitude: -0.1007 / 0°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 531871

OS Northings: 181876

OS Grid: TQ318818

Mapcode National: GBR P9.J4

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.61MS

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCX+5P

Entry Name: Fox and Anchor Public House

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052278

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368721

Also known as: Fox & Anchor
Fox & Anchor, Smithfield

ID on this website: 101052278

Location: St Luke's, Islington, London, EC1M

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Pub

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635-1/77/231 (North side)
29/09/72 No.115
Fox and Anchor public house


Public house. Dated 1898 on gable. Designed by Latham Augustus
Withall and built by W.H.Lascelles and Co.; the decorative
panels on the inside external walls of the ground floor, and
perhaps most or all of the decorative front, designed by
W.J.Neatby and manufactured by Doulton and Co of Lambeth.
Terracotta and faience, of buff and various other colours;
roof obscured by parapet. Four storeys, three-window range. An
excellent example of street architecture and decorative
tilework under the influence of Art Nouveau. Ground-floor
wooden pub front recessed between Jacobean-style pilasters
supporting inswept fascia and cornice; the wooden front with a
canted bay flanked by doors with original panelled dado,
decorative aprons, egg-and-dart frieze and some engraved
glass. Upper windows flat-arched with mullions and transoms
and moulded architraves, each floor framed by pilasters and
cornice of different design; central first-floor window
slightly projecting behind a stilted round arch mounted on
small female term figures, with exaggeratedly long voussoirs
of white and green faience alternately; frieze over first
floor with 'FOX & ANCHOR'in central panel, confronting
peacocks in outer panels, and two griffins bracketed out over
central bay; second floor has shallow canted bay to central
window, panels over with female faces enmeshed in arabesques;
cornice with elaborate profile in plan and finials over
central bay; third floor has lintels with joggled joints.
Shaped gable of eccentric, almost circular profile filled with
ornament in coloured faience of a fox and anchor flanking a
stylised tree. Stylised trees also in panels to inside walls
in front of wooden frontage on ground floor which are signed
by Neatby and Doultons. Terrazzo pavement with Art Nouveau
ornament. The interior has a stretch of tilework to the dado
on the east wall, and a bar back and bar front which may be
original, but have been altered.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3186481882

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