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56 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5218 / 51°31'18"N

Longitude: -0.1041 / 0°6'14"W

OS Eastings: 531631

OS Northings: 182028

OS Grid: TQ316820

Mapcode National: GBR N8.SM

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.40TP

Entry Name: 56 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195483

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368589

Location: Islington, London, EC1M

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/74/99 (North East side)
29/09/72 No.56
and attached railings


Terraced house, now offices. Early C18, the front considerably
rebuilt. Yellow brick with red brick dressings, roof of Welsh
slate. Four storeys over basement, three-window range.
Basement rendered. Segmental-arched entrance in right-hand bay
with recessed panelled pilasters, cornice and panelled door of
original design. All windows flat-arched with frames set
almost flush with the wall, those to the first floor dropped
to be of piano nobile proportions and having early C19 iron
balconies with anthemion ornament. Storey band between first
and second floors; parapet; dormers in roof. Railings to area
with spike finials.
INTERIOR: Panelled entrance hall ending in fluted pilasters,
staircase with open string and turned balusters as far as the
second floor, then stick balusters; the panelling of the
staircase probably later. Ground floor front and back rooms
panelled, with eared chimneypieces and cast-iron grates;
first-floor front room has skirting, dado rail, decorative
cornice, and chimneypiece and cast-iron grate both of early
C19 design; second-floor front and back rooms panelled except
to the front wall; third-floor front room has a good cast-iron
and tiled fireplace of Art Nouveau design.

Listing NGR: TQ3163282029

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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