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Cornwell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5225 / 51°31'21"N

Longitude: -0.1054 / 0°6'19"W

OS Eastings: 531540

OS Northings: 182100

OS Grid: TQ315821

Mapcode National: GBR N8.HD

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.4Z4Q

Entry Name: Cornwell House

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368770

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

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


635-1/74/279 (South West side)
Cornwell House


Includes: No.120 CLERKENWELL ROAD.
Built as the Sessions House Hotel, now showrooms and offices.
1879, converted to showrooms and offices c.1925. White brick
laid in Flemish bond with dressings of red brick and stucco,
polished granite to ground floor, roofs obscured by parapet.
Four storeys, twelve-window range, the building curved in plan
to the street and breaking back and forth irregularly. Ground
floor of no 20 is a three-bay shop front with segmental-arched
entrance and two flat-arched windows; the rest of the building
(nos 21 Clerkenwell Green and 120 Clerkenwell Road) has shop
fronts divided by paired Ionic pilasters on polished granite
bases and carrying consoles which rise through the fascia to
the cornice which breaks forwards over them. The shop fronts
have, apart from the left-hand bay of no 2l, wooden
architraves which may be original. First-floor windows
segmental-arched with segmental dripmoulds and keystones over
some and cornice on consoles over others; second-floor windows
round-arched with keystones, and balcony to eighth from left;
third-floor windows segmental-arched with heads of gauged red
brick and keystones; red brick dressings to quasi-springing
bands on first and second floor and brick banding to third
floor; bracketed cornice; parapet with openwork balustrade and
pediment over eighth bay from left.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3154582095

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

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