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Numbers 55 to 85 (Odd) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5332 / 51°31'59"N

Longitude: -0.0992 / 0°5'57"W

OS Eastings: 531938

OS Northings: 183305

OS Grid: TQ319833

Mapcode National: GBR P4.WK

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.7QDH

Entry Name: Numbers 55 to 85 (Odd) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195690

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369172

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter's

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Prebend Street

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/65/654 (North side)
Nos.55-85 (Odd)
and attached railings


Terraced houses. c.1845. Yellow brick set in Flemish bond,
stucco, roofs of Welsh and artificial slate. Three storeys
over basement, two windows each except no 85 which has three
windows with recessed three-storey entrance bay. Basement and
ground floor stuccoed, the ground floor decorated with banded
rustication. Steps up to round-arched entrance; nos 55-61 have
pilaster jambs, cornice and fanlight, no 55 with decorative
glazing, no 59 the fanlight blocked; nos 63-85 have engaged
Greek Doric columns, cornice and fanlight; panelled doors of
original design to nos 63-5, 71, 75-81. Ground-floor windows
round-arched. Sill band to first-floor windows which are
flat-arched with gauged brick heads except that nos 63-5 have
heads stuccoed over. Stucco cornice and blocking course to nos
55-61 but with original mouldings only on nos 57-61; stuccoed
stepped parapet to nos 63-67 in place of original cornice;
stucco cornice to nos 69-85. Nos 55-57 have late C20 roof
extensions, nos 59-61 one dormer each, nos 63-85 mansard roof
with two dormers each. Stacks to party walls. Cast-iron
railings to area; overthrow to no 77.
(Eric Willatts: Streets with a story. The book of Islington:
London: 1986-).

Listing NGR: TQ3193883305

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