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Numbers 26 to 34 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5269 / 51°31'36"N

Longitude: -0.1026 / 0°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 531719

OS Northings: 182594

OS Grid: TQ317825

Mapcode National: GBR P6.3T

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5WLB

Entry Name: Numbers 26 to 34 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195695

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369183

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

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: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/69/667 (South side)
29/09/72 Nos.26-34
and attached railings


Terraced houses, now partly offices. Nos 26, 27 and 29 of
1810, and probably developed by Thomas Woollcott, nos 28 and
30-34 of c.1810. Yellow brick set in Flemish bond, mansard
roofs of Welsh and artificial slate. Four storeys over
basement; two windows each except no 26 which has four windows
and is double-fronted. All openings have gauged brick heads.
Round-arched entrance set back under a round arch; all
entrances have fanlight and panelled doors of original design,
but the doorcases vary: no 26 has engaged Roman Doric columns
and modillion cornice, no 27 fluted pilasters, circle stops
and moulded cornice, no 28 engaged reeded Ionic columns with
acanthus leaves to the necking, no 29 fluted pilasters, lion
stops and plain cornice, nos 30-34 reeded engaged columns and
modillion cornice. Ground-floor windows round-arched and set
back under a round arch; stucco storey band; first- floor
windows flat-arched and set back under a round arch; iron
balconies; second-floor windows flat-arched. 6/6 sashes of
original design to nos 26 (ground and second floors), 27-29
(ground and first floors), nos 30-31, 32 (ground floor), 33
and 34 (first and second floors). Original rainwater head
between nos 32 and 33. Dentil cornice and parapet. Dormers in
mansard roofs and stacks to party walls. Cast-iron railings to
area. Wrought-iron overthrow lampholder to no 26.
The interior of no 26 includes a cantilevered staircase to all
floors, oval in plan, with wreathed handrail, open string and
stick balusters.
Other interiors not inspected.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division; Mary
Cosh: The squares of Islington Part I.Finsbury and
Clerkenwell: London: 1990-: P.65.).

Listing NGR: TQ3171982594

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