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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195686
English Heritage Legacy ID: 369155
Location: Islington, London, EC1R
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
TQ3182NW MYDDELTON SQUARE
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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