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Peabody Square Block B

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5393 / 51°32'21"N

Longitude: -0.0972 / 0°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 532057

OS Northings: 183979

OS Grid: TQ320839

Mapcode National: GBR Q2.9D

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.8KGV

Entry Name: Peabody Square Block B

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368940

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


635-1/60/998 Peabody Square Block B


Model Dwellings for the Peabody Trust, now flats. 1864-65 by
Henry Darbishire. English bond banded stock and grey brick.
Slate roof. Eleven symmetrically placed brick stacks.
Rectangular eleven-window range with set-back narrow
three-window ends. Five storeys, with 3/3 sashes to lower
floors, attic with three narrow casements per bay. Central
opening under painted brick roundels between second and third,
and ninth and tenth, bays on each floor. Saw-tooth brickwork
band at second floor, heavy dentil cornice of artificial
stone. Rear elevation identical but large four-light staircase
windows set under recessed pointed arch rising through centre
of four storeys and with 'P' in roundel over. Doors for refuse
collection on ground floor.
INTERIOR: originally a series of two-and three-room suites let
weekly, with shared kitchens and lavatories in the narrow
ends. This plan still recognisable in arrangement of twenty
flats set along original corridors. This is the first Peabody
estate arranged in what became a standard design across
London, and the most elaborate. It was the second Peabody
scheme overall.

Listing NGR: TQ3205783979

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