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1 and 2, Hilldrop Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5516 / 51°33'5"N

Longitude: -0.1268 / 0°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 529971

OS Northings: 185297

OS Grid: TQ299852

Mapcode National: GBR FP.W60

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.R8BD

Plus Code: 9C3XHV2F+J7

Entry Name: 1 and 2, Hilldrop Road

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279707

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369013

ID on this website: 101279707

Location: Lower Holloway, Islington, London, N7

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St George's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Luke West Holloway

Church of England Diocese: London

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635-1/34/502 (South side)
29/09/72 Nos.1 AND 2
(Formerly Listed as:
Baptist Church)


Former Baptist Church and church hall, now hostel. c.1853-4 by
C.G.Searle. Dressed Kentish ragstone with stone dressings,
roof of artificial slate. Nave and chancel under a single roof
with linked two-storey hall at east end, and two octagonal
towers at the west end. North and south elevations of
five-and-a-half bays with pointed-arched windows of three
lights with two transoms, trefoil-headed lights and
rectilinear tracery, the windows flanked by gabled buttresses
with offsets; the westernmost bay has a four-centred-arched
entrance with a pointed-arched window of two lights above.
The west end has a central entrance under a four-centred arch
with engaged columns and foliage capitals, and foliage
mouldings to the archivolt; ogee hoodmould with quatrefoil to
tympanum; four-centred-arched window above with six lights and
one transom, trefoil-headed lights and rectilinear tracery;
two flanking octagonal towers with four-centred arch to ground
floor entrance, trefoiled lancets above, and original roofs
missing; storey band at first floor and gable level; central
gable with openwork parapet and corbelled pinnacle to apex.
The attached wing at the east end has a single-storey gabled
porch with four-centred arch to entrance, two-window range
linking block above with parapet, and two-storey gabled wing,
formerly the church hall: the elevation to Hilldrop Road has
flat-arched three-light windows to two storeys with top lights
and walls of dressed Kentish ragstone, the other sides of
yellow brick. The interior of the church was almost completely
altered for the purposes of a hostel in 1990, but retains an
original staircase with iron rail and balusters in the linking
wing, and two quasi-king-post roof trusses with cusped beams
visible at the west end of the church.

Listing NGR: TQ2997185297

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