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Pensioners' Court and Stable Court, the Charterhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5219 / 51°31'18"N

Longitude: -0.1008 / 0°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 531861

OS Northings: 182045

OS Grid: TQ318820

Mapcode National: GBR P8.JL

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.60LM

Entry Name: Pensioners' Court and Stable Court, the Charterhouse

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195528

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368714

Location: Islington, London, EC1M

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

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Listing Text


635-1/74/224 (North side)
29/09/72 Pensioners' Court and Stable Court,
The Charterhouse
(Formerly Listed as:
Pensioner's Court)


Almshouses, built as part of Sutton's Hospital in
Charterhouse, 1826-40. By Edward Blore, and probably also
Pilkington, Surveyor to the Charterhouse. Yellow brick in
Flemish bond, with stone dressings, roof of Welsh slate. Two
and three storeys, external south range of fourteen windows.
The buildings originally consisted of the quadrangle to the
north, and an open quadrangle to the south of similar depth,
the east wing of which connected to the north range of
Master's Court; these wings were shortened, after bombing, in
the 1950s restoration of the Charterhouse by Seely and Paget,
and are now of four-window range to the east and three-window
range to the west.
The south range has a slightly projecting entrance bay of
three-window range, with two windows to the west of it, and
nine windows to the east; segmental-arched carriage entrance;
the ground floor originally an open arcade of five-centred
arches but now blocked; first-floor windows flat-arched with
chamfered mullions and hoodmoulds, three-light over the
carriage arch, the rest two-light; moulded storey band;
embattled parapet; octagonal embattled tower to entrance bay;
octagonal corniced chimney shafts. Wings of three storeys,
that to the east with an arcade of five-centred arches forming
a cloister to ground floor; first- and second-floor windows
flat-arched with two lights under hoodmoulds; storey bands;
embattled parapet and octagonal chimney shafts; the west wing
is similar but with a Tudor-arched doorway and flat-arched
two-light windows to ground floor in place of arcade.
In the north quadrangle, the south range is detailed as for
its south side but it is of nine-window range with a central
entrance; the west, north and east ranges appear to have had
nine Tudor-arched entrances originally, that to the south-east
corner now a window; this would give a double-fronted
arrangement to each house, with flat-arched two-light windows
under hoodmoulds to both floors; broad Tudor-arched carriage
entrance to east and west range, matching that to south,
narrow Tudor-arched passage entrance to north range, all three
with panelled doors; moulded eaves rafters; stacks to ridge,
the shafts gathered in groups of four with chamfered
brickwork, brick cornice and stone coping. Two-storey,
four-window range to north and west of north range, more
simply detailed, known as Stable Court.
(Information from the Master of Charterhouse, 1990.).

Listing NGR: TQ3186882098

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

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