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140a, 141-143, Upper Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5398 / 51°32'23"N

Longitude: -0.1028 / 0°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 531672

OS Northings: 184030

OS Grid: TQ316840

Mapcode National: GBR P2.26

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5KJF

Plus Code: 9C3XGVQW+WV

Entry Name: 140a, 141-143, Upper Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369403

Location: St. Mary's, Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Islington

Church of England Diocese: London

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/06/2018


UPPER STREET (West side)
Nos.140a, 141-143 (Consecutive)

(Formerly listed as Nos.140-143 (Consecutive))

Shops, with offices and/or domestic accommodation above. 1891 by Herbert Huntly-Gordon. Terracotta, probably by Doulton and Co., roofs of Welsh slate, Turnerised. The style is the Flemish variation of 'Queen Anne'.

Four storeys, the facade set out broadly as four bays to Upper Street and two to Almeida Street, with a corner oriel. Elevation to Upper Street: ground floor all C20 apart from pilasters between bays and part of shopfront to No 143; first and second floors treated as alternating bays divided by superimposed pilasters, the bays running ABA from the north: type A has one five-light mullioned and transomed window to each floor; type B has three windows to each floor, each set in a shallow curve with an engaged column between; the fourth bay from the north is of type B but has only two windows.

The three-sided oriel has an inscription at its base: 'Myddelton Corner. Here stood the house of Sir Hugh Myddelton built 15-- [illegible] Rebuilt 1891 Huntly-Gordon ---[illegible]'. Above that, transomed windows with engaged columns between and low-relief portrait heads in roundels between first and second-floors; a frieze of panels filled with strapwork, figures and heads in roundels runs round the whole building, the centre panel to the oriel having the date 1543 and a portrait head, presumably of Sir Hugh Myddelton; crouching satyrs act as brackets to the fluted cornice. Linked pedimented gables to Upper Street, one large with three round-arched windows and keyed oculus, three smaller with cross windows. The corner oriel is crowned by an open octagon with round arches, balustrade and cornice; the octagon continues but has lost a domed roof topped with a small cupola. Single-pitched and mansard roof.

The shopfront returns for part of the Almeida Street elevation; the first and second floors have two two-window bays of type B, and blank walling between; two small gables.

Herbert Huntly-Gordon had a particular interest in the architectural use of terracotta and a special relationship with the manufacturers Doulton and Company.

Listing NGR: TQ3167284030

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