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27, St John's Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, Islington

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Latitude: 51.5221 / 51°31'19"N

Longitude: -0.1026 / 0°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 531734

OS Northings: 182060

OS Grid: TQ317820

Mapcode National: GBR P8.3J

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.50MH

Entry Name: 27, St John's Square

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208834

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369306

Location: 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

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Listing Text


635-1/74/806 (East side)


Single house, now offices and workshops. 1876 by Richard
Norman Shaw for Sir Edmund Lechmere. Red brick set in English
bond, roof of tiles. Five storeys, three-window range. Ground
floor has shop or workshop front of early C20 date; first- and
second-floor windows segmental-arched with dripmoulds and
keystones of gauged brick, two windows grouped to the left,
one narrow one to the right, those to the second floor having
moulded brick sills; moulded brick storey band merging into
eaves cornice; dormers to two floors in the roof, the lower
broad and flat-roofed, the upper narrower with hipped roof.
INTERIOR: much altered apart from an original fireplace with
cast-iron grate in the former ground-floor front room, and the
right-hand entrance hall and staircase which are wrapped round
the north-east corner of St John's Gate (q.v.), the stonework
of which is exposed to the hall and staircase: panelled
partition to hall, dogleg stair with stick balusters,
additional flight with moulded risers and panelled dado in
first-floor passage leading into St John's Gate. Sir Edmund
Lechmere had employed Shaw to restore St John's Gate in
(Andrew Saint: Richard Norman Shaw: 1976-: P.412.).

Listing NGR: TQ3174182050

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

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