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Numbers 5 to 11, 11a to D (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5295 / 51°31'46"N

Longitude: -0.1083 / 0°6'29"W

OS Eastings: 531318

OS Northings: 182875

OS Grid: TQ313828

Mapcode National: GBR M5.VW

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.2TLB

Entry Name: Numbers 5 to 11, 11a to D (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369155

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 St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/68/638 (South side)
29/12/50 Nos.5-11; 11A-D (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.5-35, & 54-57 (Consecutive))


Terrace of eight houses. At SW corner of Myddelton Square.
1824-1827; C20 alterations to no. 5/6. By William Chadwell
Mylne, Surveyor to the New River Estate. Yellow stock brick
set in Flemish bond with banded stucco ground-floor (nos.
11A-D rusticated) and stucco dressings; artificial slate
mansard roof to nos. 11A-D, others obscured by parapets, brick
party-wall stacks. Side-hall entrance plan; no. 5 appears to
have been altered (former no. 5 door has been changed to a
sash and been renumbered and combined with no. 6 to form one
entrance; together they are called no. 5/6). Four storeys with
basement; 2 windows each. Right-hand return wall to no. 5/6 in
Myddelton Passage and left-hand return wall to nos. 11A-D with
one-storey stucco portico entrance which acts as a twin to
nos. 12A-G opposite (q.v.): this is due to the passage that
was cut through to the back gardens. Otherwise steps rise to
round or elliptical-arched entrance to left: doorway with 1/4
fluted column jambs (nos. 11A-D with flanking stucco
pilasters) carrying corniced-head, fanlight (nos. 7 & 10
patterned) and original panelled door to nos. 5/6 & 11A-D.
Ground-floor round and elliptical-arched sashes except nos.
11A-D (square-headed) set in stucco recess with panel below.
Gauged brick flat-arched mostly 6/6 and 3/3 sashes to upper
floors (some French doors). 1st floor stucco sill band beneath
full-length sashes set in arched recesses linked by stucco
impost bands (except nos. 11A-D) and with iron-bracketed
coupled cast-iron balconies with Vitruvian scroll and
anthemion (nos. 11A-D floral) pattern to railings. Some
rebuilding to upper floors; plain brick parapet (stucco band
to nos. 11A-D) with stone coping. Good attached cast-iron
railings with urn finials. This is the largest square in the
area aside from Finsbury Square. It is considered by some to
be Islington's best and most important adornment of the New
River Estate, and, stylistically, it is the most cohesive in
the district. C20 wall to Myddelton Passage elevation (no.
5/6) due to bomb damage and subsequent demolition of nos. 3
and 4 in Second World War.
(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, M: The Squares of Islington
Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990-: 59-62).

Listing NGR: TQ3131882875

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