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56, Exmouth Market

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5261 / 51°31'33"N

Longitude: -0.1084 / 0°6'30"W

OS Eastings: 531318

OS Northings: 182494

OS Grid: TQ313824

Mapcode National: GBR M7.T3

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.2WJZ

Entry Name: 56, Exmouth Market

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368886

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: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/73/386 (South side)


Terraced house with shop. c.1820-1830; C19 shopfront with C20
alterations. Multi-coloured stock brick set in Flemish bond,
wooden shopfront; roof obscured by parapet, left party-wall
brick stack. Shop plan to ground-floor; side-hall entrance
plan with staircase to upper domestic floors. Four storeys;
2-window range. Shop with angled shop entrance to right set in
deep recess and house entrance, also in recess, further to
right. Ground-floor articulated by console-bracketed
pilasters. Gauged-brick flat arches to upper 6/6 and 3/3
sashes; full-length sashes to 1st floor, windows decrease in
height as they go up. Coping stone to plain parapet.
History: Joseph Grimaldi, the most famous London clown, lived
here from 1818 until 1828, the year of his retirement. From
1800 he had dominated the stage of nearby Sadler's Wells as
the figure of Clown in the English harlequinade. His special
historic importance is due to the fact that many of his
innovations became distinctive characteristics of the
pantomime clown.
(The Cambridge Encyclopedia: Cambridge: 1990-: 526).

Listing NGR: TQ3131882494

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