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Numbers 12a to G, 12 to 30 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5297 / 51°31'46"N

Longitude: -0.1075 / 0°6'27"W

OS Eastings: 531372

OS Northings: 182893

OS Grid: TQ313828

Mapcode National: GBR N5.0T

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3T07

Entry Name: Numbers 12a to G, 12 to 30 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369156

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


635-1/68/639 (South side)
29/12/50 Nos.12A-G;12-30 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
Nos.5-35 & 54-57 (Consecutive))


Terrace of 20 houses along south and east sides of Myddelton
Square. 1824-1827. By William Chadwell Mylne, Surveyor to the
New River Estate. Yellow stock brick set in Flemish bond with
banded stuccco ground-floor (nos. 12A-G rusticated) and stucco
dressings; Welsh-slate mansard roof to nos. 12A-G, others
obscured by parapets, brick party-wall stacks. Side-hall
entrance plan. Four storeys with basement; 2 windows each.
Right-hand return wall to nos. 12A-G with one-storey stucco
portico entrance which acts as a twin to nos. 11A-D opposite:
this is due to the passage that was cut through to the back
gardens. Left-hand return wall to no. 30 in Chadwell Street of
3-window range also with portico entrance. Otherwise steps
rise to round and elliptical-arched entrance to left: doorway
with 1/4 fluted column jambs (nos. 12A-G with flanking stucco
pilasters; nos. 18-20 with 1/2 fluted column jambs) carrying
corniced-head (nos. 18-20 very fine), fanlight (nos. 13-15,
17-18, 20-21, 23, 27 patterned) and pairs of panelled doors to
nos. 18-20, nos. 22-28 original doors. Ground-floor round and
elliptical-arched sashes except nos. 12A-G (square-headed) set
in stucco recess with panel below (some with margin lights and
Gothic style glazing bars). 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 (except nos.
12A-G) and with iron-bracketed coupled cast-iron balconies
with Vitruvian scroll and anthemion (nos.12A-G floral) pattern
to railings. Some rebuilding to upper floors; plain brick
parapet of various heights (stucco band to nos. 12A-G; brick
string course to nos. 22-30) with stone coping. Good attached
cast-iron railings with urn finials. This is the largest
square in the area aside from Finsbury Square. It is
considered by some to be Islington's best and the most
important adornment of the New River Estate, and,
stylistically, it is the most cohesive in the district.
(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, M: The Squares of Islington
Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990-: 59-62).

Listing NGR: TQ3137282893

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