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Numbers 163-185 (Odd) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5384 / 51°32'18"N

Longitude: -0.1107 / 0°6'38"W

OS Eastings: 531127

OS Northings: 183853

OS Grid: TQ311838

Mapcode National: GBR M2.9Q

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.1LBK

Entry Name: Numbers 163-185 (Odd) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 12 December 1975

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195467

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368550

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Barnsbury

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew Barnsbury

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/58/62 (West side)
12/12/75 Nos.163-185 (Odd)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.163-185 (Odd))


12 terraced houses. Dated 1837. Multi-coloured stock bricks
with banded stucco ground-floor to centre-piece block (nos.
171-175); roof obscured by parapets, brick party-wall stacks.
Side-hall entrance plan with staircase. Three storeys with
basement; 2 windows each. Centre block and right end house
(no. 185) slightly projecting. Round-arched ground-floor
openings. Steps rise to entrance in right bay (entrance to no.
185 on the return to Richmond Avenue): doorway with fluted 1/4
column jambs carrying corniced-head, fine original 4-panelled
door (nos. 165 & 179 columns removed; no. 167 original door
behind C20 board; no. 169 door & right column stripped; nos.
175-179 C20 doors; nos. 165 & 181 original doors in poor
condition) and patterned fanlight to nos. 165, 167, 169, & 183
(nos. 171 & 173 with curved and radial glazing bars; others
plain). Ground-floor gauged-brick round arches (centre-block
openings set in stucco panelled recess) to 6/6 sashes (2/2
sashes to 179): intersecting Gothic style glazing bars to nos.
163 to 169; curved and radial glazing bars to nos. 171-173 &
183-185. Gauged-brick flat arches to upper floors. 1st floor
with stucco sill band to full-length 6/6 (nos. 165, 169, 173,
177, 181, 183, 185), 2/2 (163, 167, 175, & 179) and 6/2 (no.
171) sashes set in arched recess linked by stucco impost bands
(centre-block damaged architraved sashes without arched recess
and impost bands); coupled iron-bracketed balconies (no. 185
with single balcony; nos. 165, 171, 173, 179 & 181 balconies
removed) with Gothic style trefoil and arch (no. 175 with
partially destroyed spiderweb pattern) pattern to iron
railings. Stone date plaque between 1st and 2nd storey to no.
173 painted over. 2nd floor with 6/6 sashes (nos. 165, 171 &
179 with 2/2 sashes). Significant patching-in and rebuilding
to various parts of upper storeys. Brick string course to nos.
163-169 and 177-181; stucco parapet to 171-175 (no. 171
scraped); stucco cornice and plain brick parapets with stone
coping to nos. 183-185.
No. 185 has a return to 90A Richmond Avenue, which is its main
frontage. Brick beneath stucco lined as ashlar. Regency style.
Centre-hall entrance plan. Three-window range; double-fronted
with 2 broad bowed outer bays to upper floors carried on
slender iron colonnettes. 4-panelled door set-back beneath
upper projection; other details similar to Barnsbury Street
elevation. 6/6 sashes; upper storey sashes with architraves
including one blind window to 2nd floor centre bay. Moulded
cornice, wide parapet with stone coping.
All houses have attached porch and area iron railings in
Gothic and geometric patterns.

Listing NGR: TQ3112783852

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