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The Boston Arms Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5572 / 51°33'25"N

Longitude: -0.1385 / 0°8'18"W

OS Eastings: 529146

OS Northings: 185897

OS Grid: TQ291858

Mapcode National: GBR DV.KS2

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.K443

Entry Name: The Boston Arms Public House

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195647

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369051

Location: Islington, London, N19

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Junction

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John the Evangelist, Upper Holloway

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/26/536 (West side)
The Boston Arms public house


Public house. Dated 1899 in a panel on the Junction Road
front. Designed by Thorpe and Furniss. Red brick set in
English bond with granite facings to the ground floor and
Portland stone dressings above; roof of Welsh slate. Four
storeys over basement; four-window range to Junction Road,
six-window range to Dartmouth Park Hill, corner bow of
five-window range. The ground floor has Corinthian pilasters
to the flat frontages, engaged Corinthian columns to the bow,
all of black polished granite, supporting a fascia; scrolled
pediments over former entrances with subsidiary pedimented
panels between the scrolls, the treatment of ground-floor
doors and windows generally of late C20 date. On the upper
floors there are three bays running back from the corner in
both roads which are of two storeys under a cornice, with
dormers above, and two bays beyond that of one storey only; on
Dartmouth Park Hill the two-storey bays have a Palladian motif
adapted to three bays, with stilted arches and a scrolled
pediment between the arches; into this ornate frame are set,
on Dartmouth Park Hill, three-and-a-half flat-arched
first-floor windows, two of them flattened bows; the three
principal windows have plain pilasters, enriched frieze and
scrolled pediments; round-arched windows to second floor with
stone archivolts and courses of stone in the brickwork;
bracketed cornice; the lower wing has two flat-arched windows
with scrolled pediments between paired pilasters under an
entablature and balustraded parapet; the Junction Road
elevation follows the same lines, except that the middle bay
in the Palladian motif has a stone panel carved in low relief
with term figures, swags and inscription, and the second floor
has a pair of windows under each stilted arch; the corner has
flat-arched windows with transoms between half-fluted
pilasters, sill band of strapwork and grotesque heads to the
second floor, and main cornice carried round; dormers to side
elevation with fluted pilasters and scrolled pediments,
ornamented stacks between with scrolled consoles to base,
fluted pilasters and cornice; the corner has a two-stage,
stone-faced circular tower with flat-arched windows to first
stage between pilasters and iron balcony, and rusticated
second stage with balustrade, round-arched blank niches
alternating with clocks, and gargoyles to cornice;
lead-covered dome with cupola and decorative wrought-iron
weather vane. The interior has no original features of
(Victorian pubs: London: 1975-: 110).

Listing NGR: TQ2914685897

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