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The Starting Gate Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bounds Green, London

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Latitude: 51.5983 / 51°35'53"N

Longitude: -0.1197 / 0°7'10"W

OS Eastings: 530331

OS Northings: 190498

OS Grid: TQ303904

Mapcode National: GBR FL.Y8S

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.W323

Plus Code: 9C3XHVXJ+84

Entry Name: The Starting Gate Public House

Listing Date: 14 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201538

Also known as: The Starting Gate
Starting Gate

ID on this website: 101079914

Location: Wood Green, Haringey, London, N22

County: London

District: Haringey

Electoral Ward/Division: Bounds Green

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Haringey

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Michael Wood Green

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Pub

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800-1/14/10003 The Starting Gate P H


Public House on a corner site. Built 1875 (the same year as the
opening of Alexandra Palace) as the "Palace Cafe"; a public house by
1896; refitted internally 1899 by Richard Dickenson of-St John Street,
Adelphi. Yellow stock brick with red brick dressings. Public House
frontage with paired pink granite pilasters on a black granite plinth.
6 windows, 1 Window to chamfered angle and 2 windows to St Michael's
Street. 3 storeys and cellars. Each street with a depressed arch
entrance to recessed doorway with double-panelled and part-glazed
doors flanked by panelled and engraved glass screens. Windows have
round-arched glazing and top panels of geometric pattern. Fascia with
cornice. Upper floors have rusticated brick strips at angles and bays.
1st floor 2-pane sashes brick architraved with keystones and timber
open pediments. 2nd floor sashes with gauged brick heads and
continuous brick dentil cornice sill band. similar cornice above to
coped parapet. To left a lower 2-storey, 3-window extension with late
C19 shopfront and central pedimented chimney breast rising through
upper floors. Roundel on chimney breast dated 1875. Interior has cast
iron columns with capitals and many original features including
screens with engraved glass, part of a snob screen, chimney pieces and
an overmantle, lincrusta decoration and a series of framed panels
containing water-colour paintings, mostly pastoral views but one of
Alexandra Palace. Originally known as the Alexandra Palace Hotel, it
became the Alexandra Palace and Railway Hotel when the Great Eastern
Railway station was opened in 1906 and in 1958, when a racecourse was
opened at the bottom of the southern slopes, the Starting Gate.

Listing NGR: TQ3033190498

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