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Numbers 26 to 50 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5399 / 51°32'23"N

Longitude: -0.1058 / 0°6'20"W

OS Eastings: 531464

OS Northings: 184031

OS Grid: TQ314840

Mapcode National: GBR N2.D5

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3KYD

Entry Name: Numbers 26 to 50 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 15 March 1979

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369145

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Islington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/52/628 (West side)
15/03/79 Nos.26-50 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.1-50 (Consecutive))


25 terraced houses, now flats, forming western half of oblong
square. 1841 by Roumieu and Gough; pilastered entrances
altered in the 1930s and entire square remodelled and restored
1978 by Islington Council. Grey and beige brick set in Flemish
bond with stucco dressings and ground-floor; roofs and
party-wall stacks obscured by parapets. Side-hall entrance
plan with staircase. Austere Neoclassical style. Square is
strongly unified and idiosyncratic composition, forming an
oblong but extending into the 2 exit roads at the narrow ends
(with re-entrant corners, the outer angles of which are
rounded). Four storeys with basement, 3 windows each.
Continuous giant order to 1st and 2nd floors composed of
pilastrade that rises from ground storey entablature to strong
unbroken stucco entablature above 2nd storey. Broad brick
pilasters with raised edges squeeze intervening 1st and 2nd
floor sashes, which are separated horizontally by wide
moulded-stucco panels. 1st floor full-length 3/3 sashes with
margin lights and simple iron balconettes; 2nd floor with 2/2
sashes with margin lights and iron foliated pattern window
guards. Ground-floor two windows wide; steps rise to
projecting entrance bay: recessed doorway with pilaster jambs
carrying corniced-head, 3-panelled door, rectangular overlight
and flanking pilasters. Tri-partite ground-floor sash set in
panelled recess. Brick arcade to 3rd floor with narrow blind
arches above pilasters alternating with margined sashes
in-line with sashes to middle storeys. Plain stucco parapet;
stucco band indicates where cornice has been removed. Attached
iron railings with arrow-head finials and stanchions and
smaller similar intermediate finials.
Slight variations of treatment at exit roads, each of which
has a further 4 houses on each side. Milner Place, by the same
architects in similar but milder style, links Milner Square
with Gibson Square.
Milner Square is important for the radical logic of its
design, of a type rarely seen outside Scotland and the North,
and unlike anything in London.

Listing NGR: TQ3146484031

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