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Partner's House, Whitbread's Brewery and Attached Railings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bunhill, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5209 / 51°31'15"N

Longitude: -0.092 / 0°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 532475

OS Northings: 181946

OS Grid: TQ324819

Mapcode National: GBR R8.HZ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.C17D

Entry Name: Partner's House, Whitbread's Brewery and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Last Amended: 7 June 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435346

Location: City of London, London, EC1Y

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CHISWELL STREET
TQ3281NW
635-1/78/243 (South side)
29/12/50 Partners' House, Whitbread's Brewery
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
CHISWELL STREET
Whitbread's Brewery House)

GV II*

House, now offices. Early C18. Red brick set in Flemish bond,
tiled roof. Four storeys over basement, nine-window range. The
original design probably with a centrepiece of five bays, the
two outer bays to either side stepped back; but the two
easternmost bays now are flush with centrepiece. Flat-arched
central entrance with doorcase of panelled pilasters with
carved scrolled brackets supporting flat hood with panelled
soffit; moulded architrave and panelled door possibly partly
of original design. Ground-floor windows flat-arched
replacements; moulded wooden cornice across the whole facade.
Upper windows flat-arched with gauged brick heads and frames
set almost flush with the wall; recessed panels of one brick's
width between windows to all floors; the first-floor windows
have brick keystones and the first, second and eighth from the
east are blank; moulded brick storey band running up into an
arch over centre window; on the second floor the first window
has a dropped sill breaking through the storey band, and the
second, fifth and eighth are blank; moulded brick storey band;
on the third floor the fifth, eighth and ninth windows are
blank; coved cornice over the first seven bays and also over
the first bay of the neighbouring building to the east; plain
stucco band and parapet to eighth and ninth bays, and stacks
over these bays. Area railings with spearhead finials.
INTERIOR: : Entrance hall with dado rail and round arch on
consoles. Ground-floor front room at the east end has
panelling partly of C18 date and partly late C20 replacement:
panelled dado partly altered, chimneypiece with eared
architrave and festoons to frieze, four doors with moulded
architraves and panels chamfered to an octagon, one in the
east wall with scrolled pediment and double doors; deep
entablature with modillion cornice to ceiling.
Board room to first floor with panelling of a similar
character and date: panelled dado, four doors with moulded
architraves and panels chamfered to an octagon, chimneypiece
with eared architrave, garlands of musical instruments in the
frieze and small central scrolled pediment; stepped
entablature to ceiling. Next to the board room, a room with
early C18 panelling throughout and chimneypiece with eared
architrave, pulvinated frieze and cast iron grate of c.1800.
Other rooms of similar character on this floor. Staircase of
C18 date to second and third floors with panelled dado, newel
posts square in plan, barley sugar balusters and closed
string.


Listing NGR: TQ3247581946

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

Description

CHISWELL STREET
TQ3281NW
635-1/78/243 (South side)
29/12/50 Partners' House, Whitbread's Brewery
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
CHISWELL STREET
Whitbread's Brewery House)

GV II*

House, now offices. Early C18. Red brick set in Flemish bond,
tiled roof. Four storeys over basement, nine-window range. The
original design probably with a centrepiece of five bays, the
two outer bays to either side stepped back; but the two
easternmost bays now are flush with centrepiece. Flat-arched
central entrance with doorcase of panelled pilasters with
carved scrolled brackets supporting flat hood with panelled
soffit; moulded architrave and panelled door possibly partly
of original design. Ground-floor windows flat-arched
replacements; moulded wooden cornice across the whole facade.
Upper windows flat-arched with gauged brick heads and frames
set almost flush with the wall; recessed panels of one brick's
width between windows to all floors; the first-floor windows
have brick keystones and the first, second and eighth from the
east are blank; moulded brick storey band running up into an
arch over centre window; on the second floor the first window
has a dropped sill breaking through the storey band, and the
second, fifth and eighth are blank; moulded brick storey band;
on the third floor the fifth, eighth and ninth windows are
blank; coved cornice over the first seven bays and also over
the first bay of the neighbouring building to the east; plain
stucco band and parapet to eighth and ninth bays, and stacks
over these bays. Area railings with spearhead finials.
INTERIOR: : Entrance hall with dado rail and round arch on
consoles. Ground-floor front room at the east end has
panelling partly of C18 date and partly late C20 replacement:
panelled dado partly altered, chimneypiece with eared
architrave and festoons to frieze, four doors with moulded
architraves and panels chamfered to an octagon, one in the
east wall with scrolled pediment and double doors; deep
entablature with modillion cornice to ceiling.
Board room to first floor with panelling of a similar
character and date: panelled dado, four doors with moulded
architraves and panels chamfered to an octagon, chimneypiece
with eared architrave, garlands of musical instruments in the
frieze and small central scrolled pediment; stepped
entablature to ceiling. Next to the board room, a room with
early C18 panelling throughout and chimneypiece with eared
architrave, pulvinated frieze and cast iron grate of c.1800.
Other rooms of similar character on this floor. Staircase of
C18 date to second and third floors with panelled dado, newel
posts square in plan, barley sugar balusters and closed
string.


Listing NGR: TQ3247581946

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