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Railings Round Central Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5266 / 51°31'35"N

Longitude: -0.1102 / 0°6'36"W

OS Eastings: 531197

OS Northings: 182542

OS Grid: TQ311825

Mapcode National: GBR M6.FY

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.1WMM

Entry Name: Railings Round Central Garden

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369438

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


Railings round central garden


Railings. 1819-1841. Cast iron. To perimeter of central garden square. Spear-headed bars with pineapple finials to standards. Wilmington Square was created from the Earls of Northampton's Spa Fields Estate, which in 1817 the ninth Earl assigned to his heir Lord Compton. The subsequent building in Wilmington Square was one of London's first post-Waterloo developments. Progress was piecemeal and for financial reasons the square was reduced in depth and thus became a backwater on the fringes of estates.

(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, M: The Squares of Islington Part 1: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990: 93-98).

Listing NGR: TQ3119782542

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