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Old Red Lion Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5315 / 51°31'53"N

Longitude: -0.1059 / 0°6'21"W

OS Eastings: 531481

OS Northings: 183097

OS Grid: TQ314830

Mapcode National: GBR N5.D5

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3RWV

Entry Name: Old Red Lion Public House

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195738

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369300

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/64/829 (East side)
Old Red Lion Public House


Public house. Dated 1899. By Eedle and Myers for Charles
Dickerson and John William North, victuallers. Ground-floor
pub front of polished granite and stucco, brick upper floors
of front elevation rendered in banded stucco rustication and
pilasters divided by rubbed and finely cut red brick panels,
some terracotta decoration; roof obscured by parapet. Pub
occupies ground and 1st floors; upper floors residential.
Free-Classical style with Neo-Jacobean and other Renaissance
motifs. Four storeys; 3-window range including a narrower and
canted far right bay, 2nd and 3rd storeys 2:2:1. Elaborate
main entrance to far right canted bay, subsidiary entrances to
other bays. Banded stucco and panelled pilasters dividing
windows are carried up in successive orders from ground to
parapet; storeys articulated horizontally by moulded stucco
sill bands. 1st floor with elliptical and round-arched
casement windows with fanlights: radiating stucco banding to
heads and prominent keystones that rise to the 2nd floor sill
band; pilaster shafts composed of terracotta lions. 2nd floor
with round-arched architraved and keystoned casement windows
with plain fanlights and 2nd floor cornice with egg and dart
moulding. 8/1 architraved sashes to 3rd floor. Balustraded
parapet with shaped brick name panel as gablet inscribed in
Arts and Crafts lettering: 'THE OLD RED LION 1415 REBVILT
1899'; ball and pyramid finials. Elaborate relief-decoration
of moulded brickwork below gablet, with 2 lions, initials ("D"
& "N") and leaves. Ground-floor pub front of period: bays
filled with original glazing and grained woodwork articulated
by pilasters with polished red granite shafts, black granite
bases and decorative stucco capitals. Deeply recessed
segmental-arched main entrance with pair of original panelled
doors with glazing and plain overlight flanked by 1/2
chamfered piers of same materials as pilasters; richly
animated stucco relief with foliated scrolls and centre masque
to shaped panel above entrance. Other bays with identical
pairs of original doors with glazing, overlights and plain
glazed windows of original design; painted mirrored glass
fascia reading: 'CHARRINGTON OLD RED LION'. Wrought-iron
bracketed wall lanterns to ground-floor pilasters. INTERIOR: :
much of the original interior survives including barback and
division screens.
(Historians file-London Division of English Heritage: Harwood,
E: Old Red Lion Public House, 418 St. John Street, Islington:

Listing NGR: TQ3148183097

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

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