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4-8, Essex Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5363 / 51°32'10"N

Longitude: -0.1016 / 0°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 531759

OS Northings: 183644

OS Grid: TQ317836

Mapcode National: GBR P3.BF

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.6N33

Entry Name: 4-8, Essex Road

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195586

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368877

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Prebend Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/59/378 (East side)
Nos.4-8 (Even)


Terraced houses with shops to ground floor. Early C19, 1933
and 1949. Yellow brick, chromed metal and Vitrolite, roofs of
artificial slate. Four storeys, two windows each. Ground floor
of nos 4-6 is Alfredo's Snack Bar with cafe front of 1949 clad
in chromed metal with Vitrolite panels reading 'Entrance next
door', 'Cafe', 'Breakfasts', 'Snacks', 'Established 1920',
'Ices 3d, 4d, 6d', 'Teas, Ices, Sandwiches'. No. 8 has an
early C19 shop front with reeded pilasters, fascia bowed over
the shop window and moulded cornice; window glazing probably
late C19 or early C20. Upper storeys of nos 4-6 to Essex Road
rebuilt 1933. First-floor windows flat-arched with gauged
brick heads. Parapet. Dormers in roofs; stacks to projecting
party walls.
INTERIOR: of nos 4-6: The counter has been renewed but
otherwise the 1949 decorative treatment of the cafe remains
and the walls and ceilings are an interesting example of a
traditional decorative scheme carried out in chiefly new
materials: formica to the dado, with dado rail of wood and
chrome; the main wall surface of Vitrolite panelled with
chrome strips and occasional mirrors; wooden cornice and
frieze of Vitrolite; the ceiling panelled in wood and
(Information from the owner of Alfredo's Snack Bar).

Listing NGR: TQ3175983644

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