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Numbers 68 to 72 (Even) and Attached Railings and Garden Gate

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnsbury, London

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Latitude: 51.5386 / 51°32'18"N

Longitude: -0.1119 / 0°6'42"W

OS Eastings: 531045

OS Northings: 183872

OS Grid: TQ310838

Mapcode National: GBR M2.1N

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.0LQD

Entry Name: Numbers 68 to 72 (Even) and Attached Railings and Garden Gate

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195710

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369227

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


635-1/58/707 (South side)
29/09/72 Nos.68-72 (Even)
and attached railings and garden
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Nos.62-72 (Even))


Terrace of 3 attached villas. c.1841. Yellow stock bricks set
in Flemish bond with stucco ground floor and dressings;
Welsh-slate hipped roof with coupled brackets to projecting
eaves and centre brick stacks. Side-hall entrance plan with
staircase. Greco-Egyptian style and detail. Three storeys with
basement; 2 windows each. 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 right
bay (nos. 68 & 70) and to left bay (no. 72) with flanking
stone sphinxes and obelisks on stucco balustrades (sphinxes
missing from no. 70); 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. Recessed stucco panels below
ground-floor sashes; upper floors with stylised architraved
sashes decorated with paterae. 1st floor with moulded stucco
storey band and cast-iron Neoclassical style window-guards
with palmette motif. Linked garden gate attached to no. 72 in
same style but with iron guards removed; all houses with
attached cast-iron area railings.
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: TQ3104583872

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