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51-53, Charterhouse Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5192 / 51°31'9"N

Longitude: -0.1041 / 0°6'14"W

OS Eastings: 531637

OS Northings: 181734

OS Grid: TQ316817

Mapcode National: GBR N9.SL

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.42TQ

Entry Name: 51-53, Charterhouse Street

Listing Date: 28 April 1988

Last Amended: 7 June 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253084

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436210

Location: Islington, London, EC1M

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 Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


2/36 Nos 51-53(consec)

GV 28.4.88 II

Cold store. 1899. Designed by C Stanley Peach. Brick with stone dressings and decoration; tiled mansard pavilions; otherwise roof not visible. 2 main stages. 7 bays to ground floor. Ground floor with Ionic half columns to centre 5 bays and Ionic console capitals to end bays. Blind arches to end bays and archway to second bay from left. Centre bays open with timber doors in pairs, or roll-down doors. Cornice above ground floor with words 'London Central Markets Cold Storage' to frieze. End bays to upper stage slightly advanced, with stone quoins and low, decorative pavilion roofs. Pilaster strips flanking centre bay, rising to arched window set in central pediment. Cartouches to centre and end bays, the latter with narrow corniced slit-like apertures beneath. Dentil cornice above first stage, with scrolly consoles below central pediment. Ball finials to left and right of pediment and turned finials to pavilion roofs to left and right, which each have inset circular window with decorative architrave. Built for J Van den Bergh, a cooper/margarine merchant. A relatively early cold store, treated architecturally.
(This building was formerly listed in the City of London).

Listing NGR: TQ3161681724

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

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