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Numbers 24 to 29 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5285 / 51°31'42"N

Longitude: -0.1123 / 0°6'44"W

OS Eastings: 531044

OS Northings: 182758

OS Grid: TQ310827

Mapcode National: GBR L6.Y7

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.0VH3

Entry Name: Numbers 24 to 29 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369118

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

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


635-1/68/600 (West side)
29/12/50 Nos.24-29 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Nos.3-12; 14-18; 20-29)


Terrace of villas. 1832. Six semi-detached linked villas on
slope of hill along west side of square. Planned 1828 and laid
out in 1832 by John Booth, and his son, also John, Surveyors
for the Lloyd Baker Estate; William Joseph Booth, another son,
architect. Brown and gold stock brick set in Flemish bond with
stucco dressings, and stucco pediment over each pair; Welsh
and artificial slate gabled roofs, others obscured by parapet;
centre brick stacks. Restrained Greek Revival style. Side-hall
entrance plan to outer linked bay of each house. Two-storeys
with basement, many with roof extensions; 2 windows each
including recessed 1-window entrance bay coupled as link;
2-window range to end houses in left (Lloyd Baker Street) and
right (Wharton Street) hand return-walls with stucco prostyle
portico side entrance. Low steps rise to deeply recessed
stucco entrance with antae supporting entablature. Architraved
doorway except nos. 26, 27 and 28 (reeded surround) with
corniced-head, rectangular overlight, some patterned, and
panelled door (nos. 25 & 27 original). Porticoed entrance with
coupled antae and cast-iron railings; flanking pilasters to
doorway and double doors (no. 24 with rosettes to architrave
and fine original double doors with wreath door knockers).
Architraved sashes throughout: ground-floor with various
sashes (4/4, 6/6, 8/8) nos. 24, 26, and 29 with margin lights;
1st floor similar with margin lights to nos. 24, 26, and 29;
1st floor recessed balconied link with narrower doors or
sashes. Plain stucco storey bands between ground and 1st
floors and beneath pediment; stucco parapet with stucco coping
or blocking course to 1st floor recessed link. Attached
cast-iron railings with urn finials; iron garde-de-frise
between nos. 25 & 26 and 27 & 28; fine cast-iron neoclassical
panels and scrolled braces flanking entrance gates of nos. 26,
27, and 28.
(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, M: The Squares of Islington
Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990-: 57-58).

Listing NGR: TQ3104482758

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