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Council Offices

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5636 / 51°33'48"N

Longitude: -0.1306 / 0°7'49"W

OS Eastings: 529677

OS Northings: 186623

OS Grid: TQ296866

Mapcode National: GBR FP.1RZ

Mapcode Global: VHGQL.PYBQ

Entry Name: Council Offices

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369303

Location: Islington, London, N19

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Junction

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St John the Evangelist, Upper Holloway

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/13/804 (South East side)
29/09/72 Council Offices
(Formerly Listed as:
St John's National School Cottages)


Semi-detached cottages with school buildings to rear, now
premises for London Borough of Islington Social Services.
Mid-C19, but the school probably of a later date than the
cottages. The cottages of white brick set in Flemish bond with
dressings of stone; the school buildings of yellow and brown
brick; slate roofs. One and two storeys; the cottage of
two-window range to St John's Grove, the school buildings of
seven-window range to the east. The cottages in a Gothic style
with projecting gabled end bays to St John's Grove:
Tudor-arched entrance to side with canted single-storey bay
alongside; ground-floor windows flat-arched with rectilinear
tracery except innermost facing St John's Grove which has
three flat-arched lights with sashes; frieze over inner
ground-floor windows in St John's Grove lettered 'ST JOHN'S
NATIONAL SCHOOLS'; stone string to sills of first floor
windows which are flat-arched, of one, two and three lights
with trefoiled tracery, all in full dormers except those to
gabled bays; stacks to party wall with panelled chimneypots,
and to ridge.
The school building is in four parts: two-storey wing behind
the cottages with flat-arched studio windows to first floor; a
single-storey wing with pointed-arched windows in full dormers
and glazing bars in the form of Y-tracery; a gabled cross-wing
to the south with similar windows with Y-tracery; and a
shorter, parallel cross wing further south again; all gables
have billets to raking cornices.

Listing NGR: TQ2967786623

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