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Numbers 4-15 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5289 / 51°31'43"N

Longitude: -0.1141 / 0°6'50"W

OS Eastings: 530919

OS Northings: 182790

OS Grid: TQ309827

Mapcode National: GBR L6.J3

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.ZT1V

Entry Name: Numbers 4-15 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195704

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369203

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

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 Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/67/687 (South side)
29/09/72 Nos.4-15 (Consecutive)
and attached railings


Twelve terraced houses. Forming crescent between Prideaux
Place and the western leg of Great Percy Street on the
southern side of a circus built on steep hill. 1841-1843.
Circus laid out and probably designed by William Chadwell
Mylne for the New River Estate. Gold and brown stock bricks
set in Flemish bond with banded stucco ground-floor with
channelling and stucco dressings; slate mansard roofs to nos.
5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, (no. 13 of Welsh-slate); others obscured
by blocking course, brick party-wall stacks. Side-hall
entrance plan; side entrance to end houses (nos. 4 & 15) to
left and right return walls in Prideaux Place and Great Percy
Street. Four storeys with basement to nos. 4, 7, 8, 11, 12,
15; nos. 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14 of three storeys with basement
and dormered attic; 2 windows each except 1 X 1-bay end
houses; houses paired, apart from end houses. Low steps rise
to entrance on left (end houses each with side entrance
composed of stucco portico; no. 4 with fine console and
circlet cornice): width and height of recessed doorway varies
to accomodate steep gradient; doorway with pilaster jambs
carrying corniced-head, rectangular overlight and panelled
door (C20 door to nos. 4, 8, 11; nos. 5 & 15 with C20 jambs,
corniced-head and door). End houses and alternate pairs with
ground-floor tripartite sashes; intervening pairs and return
wall to Prideaux Place with 6/6 (nos. 4, 6, 9, 10) and 8/8
(nos. 5, 13, 14) sashes. Stucco sill band to 1st floor
full-length 6/6 architraved sashes with console-bracketed
cornices and individual iron-bracketed cast-iron balconies
with palmette pattern iron railings; end houses with
console-bracketed pedimented tripartite sashes with
architraves. 2nd floors of end houses and alternate pairs with
6/6 architraved sashes with keystones (to nos. 7, 8, 11, 12);
intervening pairs with gauged brick flat-arches to 6/6 sashes.
3rd floors of end houses and alternate pairs with gauged-brick
flat arched 6/6 sashes; nos. 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 with stucco sill
band. Stucco cornice and blocking course to end houses and
alternate pairs; intervening pairs with stucco parapet with
stone coping to attic storey (nos. 5 & 6 with stucco cornice).
Attached iron railings. Percy Circus was one of the last
additions to the New River Estate and named in honour of
Robert Percy Smith, one of the governors of the New River
Company. The Circus suffered extensive damage in the 2nd World
War and 2 ranges along its northern side were destroyed by
bombing; in 1968 a 3rd was pulled down in order to build the
Royal Scot Hotel. Percy Circus is one of London's few circuses
and its only residential one.

Listing NGR: TQ3091982790

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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