History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

59 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, Islington

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.522 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.1043 / 0°6'15"W

OS Eastings: 531620

OS Northings: 182042

OS Grid: TQ316820

Mapcode National: GBR N8.RL

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.40RL

Plus Code: 9C3XGVCW+Q7

Entry Name: 59 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368590

Location: Clerkenwell, Islington, London, EC1M

County: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

Find accommodation in



635-1/74/100 (North East side)
29/09/72 No.59
and attached railings


Terraced house. Early C18. Multicoloured brick with red brick
dressings, roof of Welsh slate. Four storeys over basement,
three-window range. Basement rendered. Flat-arched entrance in
right-hand bay with fluted pilasters, elaborately carved
brackets, panelled frieze and flat hood with panelled soffit,
cornice and overlight. Ground- and first-floor windows have
flat arches of gauged red brick and red brick dressings to
sides; frames set almost flush with the wall (those to first
floor replacement) and 6/6 sashes of original design to ground
floor. Brick storey band. Second-floor windows have flat
arches with replacement heads, red brick dressings to sides,
replacement frames set almost flush with the wall, and 6/6
sashes of original design. Rebuilt parapet. Two dormers in
mansard roof. Area railings with urn and palmette finials.
INTERIOR: Entrance hall panelled with plaster cornice and
fluted pilasters leading to staircase hall; staircase with
open string from ground floor, turned newels, column-on-vase
balusters as far as third floor, turned balusters above, and
panelling much altered. Ground-floor front and back rooms
thrown into one; panelling and plaster cornice survive to
north wall, altered; corner fireplace to back room with late
C18 or early C19 cast-iron grate; closet with panelling,
plaster cornice and corner fireplace with late C18 or early
C19 cast-iron grate. On the second floor the panelling and
plaster cornice remain to front and back rooms with C19
alterations; front room has late C18 or early C19 cast-iron
grate; back room has corner fireplace, and panelled closet.

Listing NGR: TQ3162082042

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.