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Numbers 50 and 52 (Even) and Attached Railings and Garden Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5385 / 51°32'18"N

Longitude: -0.1132 / 0°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 530951

OS Northings: 183869

OS Grid: TQ309838

Mapcode National: GBR L2.QN

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.0L0F

Entry Name: Numbers 50 and 52 (Even) and Attached Railings and Garden Gates

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195709

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369223

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Barnsbury

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Andrew Barnsbury

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/57/703 (South side)
29/09/72 Nos.50 AND 52 (Even)
and attached railings and garden
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.46-60 (Even))


Semi-detached villa. c. 1841. Yellow stock bricks set in
Flemish bond with stucco ground floor and dressings; hipped
roof with projecting eaves and centre brick stacks. Side-hall
entrance plan with staircase. Greco-Egyptian style and detail.
Three storeys with basement; 2 windows each plus recessed
link. Ground-floor bays articulated by stylised rounded
pilasters with paterae to tops; horizontal row of paterae
extends between pilasters above entrance and sash. Steps rise
to deeply recessed entrance porch to outer bays with flanking
stone sphinxes and obelisks on stucco balustrade (obelisks
missing from No. 52); doorway with pilaster jambs carrying
corniced-head, original 4-panelled studded door and
rectangular overlight. 6/6 sashes throughout: ground-floor
sashes with margin lights and recessed stucco panels below;
upper floors with stylised architraves decorated with paterae.
1st floor with moulded stucco storey band and cast-iron
Neoclassical style window guards with palmette motif. No. 52
with coupled brackets to eaves. Linked garden gates in same
style but with iron guards removed; attached cast-iron area
In 1925 Arnold Bennett wrote in his diary after taking a trip
to explore Barnsbury...'The sphinxes and little Cleopatra
needles in front of the porticoes of a long row of houses in
Richmond Road [sic] are too marvellous.'

Listing NGR: TQ3095183869

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