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3 and 5, St John Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.52 / 51°31'12"N

Longitude: -0.1019 / 0°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 531787

OS Northings: 181829

OS Grid: TQ317818

Mapcode National: GBR P9.89

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.52Z2

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCX+26

Entry Name: 3 and 5, St John Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195728

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369274

ID on this website: 101195728

Location: Clerkenwell, Islington, London, EC1M

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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635-1/77/778 (West side)
Nos.3 AND 5


Butcher's shop and offices. Dated in pediment 'REBUILT BY W.
HARRIS 1897' with low-relief carving of a boar. Yellow brick
with stone dressings, roof of Welsh slate. Five storeys over
basement, four-window range to south and four to east in St
John Street proper; chamfered corner. The ground floor has an
office entrance to no 5 in St John Street, then two window
bays to shop, corner entrance and one more window bay to
south, followed by shop front to no 3. The piers between have
bases of pink polished granite, with pilasters supporting
narrow entablatures, the whole of deliberately original design
influenced by Art Nouveau; fascia and cornice; good original
doorcase to office and shop entrance on no 5 with panelled
doors of original design. Upper windows are flat-arched with
simply moulded stone architraves, the south front being
treated with greater elaboration: stone bands between windows,
corbelled balconies to third floor with corbelled cornice
above and flush embattled parapet with scrolled ends
influenced by Art Nouveau; two windows to fourth floor flanked
by cartouches, one with the intials WH, gable with boar panel
and finials. The chamfered corner is blank to the first and
second floors; then it is treated as a massive chimneystack
with thin ribs of angled brickwork rising from and ending in
delicate stone ornament. The front to St John Street has
similar windows to all floors, storey band above second floor,
corbelled cornice and parapet, the parapet no longer flush,
and hipped roof dormer behind.

Listing NGR: TQ3178681830

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