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The Hat and Feathers Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5234 / 51°31'24"N

Longitude: -0.0989 / 0°5'56"W

OS Eastings: 531984

OS Northings: 182216

OS Grid: TQ319822

Mapcode National: GBR P8.Y1

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.7ZK0

Entry Name: The Hat and Feathers Public House

Listing Date: 6 April 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368777

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

Church of England Parish: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/74/286 (North side)
06/04/81 No.2
The Hat and Feathers public house


Public house. c.1860 with alterations to the ground floor of
c.1900. Polished granite, brick and stucco, roof obscured by
parapet. Four storeys over basement, seven-window range, the
frontage bowed on the corner of Goswell Road and Clerkenwell
Road. Ground floor has a plinth of black polished granite and
slender piers of pink polished granite supporting a fascia
with early C20 glazed and painted panels 'PARTIES CATERED FOR/
HAT AND FEATHERS/ RESTAURANT'; the curved frontage and that in
Goswell Road have original woodwork to the entrances with
scrolled pediments and engraved glass, and leaded glass
overlights to the windows; moulded and bracketed stucco
cornice. On the upper floors the two westernmost bays in
Clerkenwell Road have simple flat-arched windows and a stucco
band to the parapet; the rest of the facade is treated more
The centrepiece on the curved front consists, at first-floor
level, of two flat-arched windows flanked by engaged Ionic
columns with wreathed capitals supporting an entablature which
breaks back and forwards and in its turn supports urn-like
finials flanking the flat-arched second-floor windows. To
either side of the centrepiece are giant stucco pilasters with
ornate foliage capitals and fruit and foliage pendants on
their faces, supporting equally ornate brackets and a moulded
stucco cornice which runs across the whole of this part of the
facade; the outer windows under the cornice in Clerkenwell
Road and Goswell Road have moulded stucco architraves. The
third floor has two pairs of round-arched windows to
centrepiece, deeply recesed between antae, then statues of
Classical female figures on either side, and then flat-arched
windows with moulded stucco architraves. Parapet with
segmental-arched panel to centre flanked by scrolled consoles
and balustrade, and inscribed 'THE HAT AND FEATHERS'.
The interior is much altered but retains dado panelling and
some c.1900 panelled and glazed partitions to the bar facing
Goswell Road, and a bar front, some dado panelling and
staircase with turned balusters in the bar facing Clerkenwell

Listing NGR: TQ3198482216

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