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89, CHARTERHOUSE STREET (See details for further address information)

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, Islington

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Latitude: 51.5199 / 51°31'11"N

Longitude: -0.1016 / 0°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 531809

OS Northings: 181821

OS Grid: TQ318818

Mapcode National: GBR P9.B9

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6244

Plus Code: 9C3XGV9X+X9

Entry Name: 89, CHARTERHOUSE STREET (See details for further address information)

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187189

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368719

Location: Bunhill, Islington, London, EC1M

County: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

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

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635-1/77/229 (North side)


Includes: Nos.2-6 ST JOHN STREET.
Originally either offices or a bank, now a bank. Dated 1871 in
panel to parapet. Portland stone with granite dressings, roof
obscured by parapet. Four storeys over basement, four windows
to Charterhouse Street, six windows to St John Street, one
window in oriel to chamfered corner. Round-arched corner
entrance with architrave of grey polished granite flanked by
Doric columns of pink polished granite supporting an
entablature with key pattern frieze; the keystone to the
entrance architrave becomes a scrolled bracket supporting
entablature, and similar scrolled brackets break across
entablature to support two-storey semi-circular oriel to
corner; flat-arched side entrance to St John Street with cast
iron grille to overlight. Ground floor has banded rustication
and basket-arched windows recessed in groups of three between
Doric columns; entablature; upper windows generally
flat-arched with moulded stucco architraves. On the oriel the
first-floor windows are flanked by fluted Corinthian pilasters
with a frieze of swags above; the second-floor windows have an
enriched architrave, balustrade, and panels of arabesques to
the frieze; cornice and blocking course. On the rest of the
elevations, the first-floor windows are set between two halves
of a Corinthian pilaster with bayleaf frieze and pediment;
second-floor windows have enriched architrave and balustrade,
and panels of arabesque above; third-floor windows have eared
and shouldered architraves. Vitruvian scroll with foliage
enrichment to frieze; scrolled brackets to cornice; blocking
course; the segmental pediment to chamfered corner with a
monogram of U, S and B (?); parapet rises behind pediment from
scrolled consoles to enclose date panel with lionhead and
drops, with a further pedimented panel above. Cast iron spiked
rail below ground floor windows.

Listing NGR: TQ3178681830

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