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Latitude: 51.5686 / 51°34'6"N
Longitude: -0.1417 / 0°8'30"W
OS Eastings: 528892
OS Northings: 187162
OS Grid: TQ288871
Mapcode National: GBR DT.YRM
Mapcode Global: VHGQL.HTGW
Plus Code: 9C3XHV95+C8
Entry Name: St Josephs Retreat
Listing Date: 20 September 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207495
English Heritage Legacy ID: 369011
Location: Junction, Islington, London, N19
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
Tagged with: Architectural structure
TQ2887SE HIGHGATE HILL
635-1/5/500 (East side)
20/09/54 St Joseph's Retreat
Built as the chief clergy house of the Passionist Fathers. The
south and west wings of 1874-5, the east wing of a little
later. By F.W.Tasker. White or grey and yellow brick set in
English bond, roof of Italian pantiles. Three and four storeys
over basement, eleven-window range to south. Modelled after an
Italian country villa with towers to the outer bays on the
principal, south side, and built to enclose the east end of
the original Passionist church. On the south side, the ground
floor has segmental-arched windows to centre, deeply recessed
under segmental arches of gauged brick; one round-arched
window at either end; first-floor windows flat-arched with a
central bay of three-window range to first and second floors
carried on thin columns with moulded stucco cornice above
first floor; second-floor windows flat-arched except outer
pair to tower bays, which are round-arched; two flat-arched
third-floor windows to towers; deep eaves to hipped roofs; the
return to Highgate Hill has a lower, apsidal wing running off
east and forming a choir for the commmunity; similar wing to
the west; single-storey range to Highgate Hill of 1960 by Alex
Watson: yellow brick with banded rustication to base,
flat-arched entrance under a round-arch, and parapet coped
with composition stone, shaped gable over entrance.
(Building News 11 Aug 1874, 1 Jan 1875, 19 June 1875.).
Listing NGR: TQ2889287162
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