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18 and a Half, Sekforde Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5252 / 51°31'30"N

Longitude: -0.1047 / 0°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 531581

OS Northings: 182397

OS Grid: TQ315823

Mapcode National: GBR N7.NF

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.4XJP

Entry Name: 18 and a Half, Sekforde Street

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209479

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369344

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: St James Clerkenwell

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 18/01/2017


No.18 and A Half

(Formerly Listed as: Nos 18 1/2 SEKFORDE STREET, previously listed as SEKFORD STREET, Nos.18 1/2, Finsbury and City of London Savings Bank)


Former Bank. Dated 1840 in ground floor fascia: 'INSTITUTED A.D.1816. ERECTED A.D.1840'. Probably stone, but perhaps stucco, now painted, roof of Welsh slate. Two storeys over basement, five-window range. Designed in the manner of a Renaissance palazzo. Outer bays set back at either end. Ground floor has banded and chamfered rustication; outer bays have round-arched openings, that to left now an entrance; between these seven flat-arched openings, now windows, between antae, the glazing of entrance and windows of metal and apparently early C20 in date. Fascia and moulded cornice. All first-floor windows round-arched, those to outer bays flanked by engaged columns with palm-leaf capitals and archivolt, and balustrade to sill; inner bays have three Venetian windows with Corinthian columns set back under a round arch, only the middle window having the outer arch glazed; quoins to projecting central bays and fascia inscribed 'FINSBURY BANK FOR SAVINGS'; dentil and modillion cornice; stacks between outer and inner bays.

Listing NGR: TQ3158082397

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

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