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5 and 6, Alwyne Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Canonbury, Islington

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5428 / 51°32'34"N

Longitude: -0.0975 / 0°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 532031

OS Northings: 184373

OS Grid: TQ320843

Mapcode National: GBR Q1.83

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.8HB4

Entry Name: 5 and 6, Alwyne Road

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204083

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368497

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Canonbury

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Canonbury

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3284SW ALWYNE ROAD
635-1/54/11 (North West side)
Nos.5 AND 6

GV II

Pair of semi-detached houses. c.1855. Developed, and probably
designed, by James Wagstaffe. Yellow brick laid in Flemish
bond, stucco, roofs of slate. Three storeys over basement; the
principal fronts two bays wide. Basement stuccoed with banded
rustication. Ground and first-floor windows flat-arched with
moulded architraves and cornice on consoles; second-floor
windows have architraves now without mouldings dying into the
cornice band; window guards to ground floor of both houses and
sashes with margin lights throughout. Boxed eaves, hipped roof
and stacks on party wall. On no 5, steps up to recessed open
porch in two-storey side wing, the porch round-arched with
Doric pilasters and double order to arch; banded rustication
and keystone to the outer arch; panelled door and overlight;
first-floor window flat-arched in moulded architrave; cornice
and blocking-course. No 6 appears to have been enlarged by
three bays east of the principal front, not long after the
original building date. First bay reads as the former porch
bay, now with ground-floor window matching principal front and
first-floor window flat-arched with moulded architrave;
modillion cornice and blocking-course; second-floor window
with cambered arch set back. Second bay has two exposed sides
and forms a tower in its upper part; steps up to round-arched
entrance framed by panelled Doric pilasters with archivolt,
keystone, panelled door of original design and fanlight. First
floor has coupled round-arched windows with pilasters and
plain archivolt on south and east sides, and corners treated
in stucco with panelled angle pilasters; modillion cornice
continued from first bay; second-floor windows round-arched
and with unmoulded architraves and elaborate shell-moulds in
the tympana; stucco quoins, boxed eaves on consoles, hipped
roof. Third bay has openings only to the east: ground floor
has three round-arched windows, the centre one larger, linked
by pilasters and plain semi-circular mouldings and set within
a panel of stucco; balcony with iron railings. Moulded storey
band and sill band to first floor which has similar
arrangement of windows not set within a stucco panel. String
course from the springing, quoins to ground floor and panelled
pilasters to first floor, boxed eaves and hipped roof.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).


Listing NGR: TQ3203184373

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

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