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Numbers 1 and 2 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5293 / 51°31'45"N

Longitude: -0.109 / 0°6'32"W

OS Eastings: 531270

OS Northings: 182849

OS Grid: TQ312828

Mapcode National: GBR M5.PY

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.2T7H

Entry Name: Numbers 1 and 2 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208072

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369154

Location: Islington, London, EC1R

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 St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/68/637 (South West side)
29/12/50 Nos.1-2
and attached railings


Terrace of two houses. Attached to nos. 1-12 River Street
(q.v.) and leading into Myddelton Square from the west.
1824-1827; C20 post-War rebuilding to no. 2. By William
Chadwell Mylne, Surveyor to the New River Estate. Yellow stock
brick set in Flemish bond with banded stucco ground-floor and
stucco dressings; roofs obscured by parapets, brick party-wall
stacks. Side-hall entrance plan. Four storeys with basement; 2
windows each plus left-hand return wall to no. 2 in Myddelton
Passage. Steps rise to round and elliptical-arched entrance:
doorway with 3/4 fluted column jambs carrying corniced-head,
plain fanlight and original panelled door to no. 2.
Ground-floor has round and elliptical-arched sashes set in
stucco recess with panel below. Gauged brick flat-arched
mostly 6/6 and 3/3 sashes to upper floors (some French doors).
1st floor stucco sill band beneath full-length sashes set in
arched recesses linked by stucco impost bands and with
iron-bracketed coupled cast-iron balconies with Vitruvian
scroll and anthemion pattern to railings. Some rebuilding to
upper floors; plain brick parapet with stone coping. Good
attached cast-iron railings with urn finials. C20 wall to
Myddelton Passage elevation (no. 2) due to bomb damage and
subsequent demolition of nos. 3 and 4 in Second World War.
(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, M: The Squares of Islington
Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990-: 59-62).

Listing NGR: TQ3127082849

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