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72, Highbury New Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5512 / 51°33'4"N

Longitude: -0.0914 / 0°5'28"W

OS Eastings: 532428

OS Northings: 185321

OS Grid: TQ324853

Mapcode National: GBR GJ.ZKR

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.C8KN

Entry Name: 72, Highbury New Park

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368986

Location: Islington, London, N5

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Mildmay

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Augustine Highbury

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3285SW HIGHBURY NEW PARK
635-1/39/475 (East side)
No.72

GV II

Detached house. 1856-61. Developed by Henry Rydon and probably
designed by Charles Hambridge. Yellow brick set in Flemish
bond with dressings of red brick, stone or stucco; roof of
artificial slate. Three storeys over basement, five-window
range, double-fronted. Decorative courses of red brick
throughout, particularly to ground floor. Steps up to
projecting gabled porch; flat-arched entrance flanked by
pilasters with foliage capitals supporting blank entablature
and foliage cornice, the outer ends of which serve as imposts
to the outer of two concentric round arches of alternating red
and yellow brick; glazed tympanum; foliage cornice to coping
of gable with carved griffins to kneelers. A pair of
round-arched windows to either side with foliage imposts and
archivolts of stucco or stone and gauged red brick. The first
floor has three round-arched windows centrally over the porch
deeply recessed behind a prostyle round-arched arcade with
foliage capitals and archivolts of stucco or stone and red and
yellow gauged brick, the whole arcade slightly recessed under
a shallow segmental arch; two outer windows round-arched with
heads of gauged brick, alternately red and yellow, and plain
brick hoodmoulds, each window having a screen of two round
arches in front of the sashes, with scrolled openwork in the
spandrels. Second-floor windows have segmental arches with
heads of alternating red and yellow brick and a four-centred
hoodmould and springing band of brick, with red brick diaper
patterns between the windows; machicolated cornice to boxed
eaves; hipped roof with side stacks. Two-storey wing with
stepped gable to right, perhaps originally of a date with the
main building.
(London Journal: T.F.M.Hinchcliffe: 'Highbury New Park. A
nineteenth-century middle-class suburb': London: 1981-:
29-44).


Listing NGR: TQ3242885321

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