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Numbers 353-355 (Odd) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, Islington

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Latitude: 51.5317 / 51°31'53"N

Longitude: -0.1058 / 0°6'20"W

OS Eastings: 531487

OS Northings: 183117

OS Grid: TQ314831

Mapcode National: GBR N5.D3

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.3RYP

Entry Name: Numbers 353-355 (Odd) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1292490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368916

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/64/415 (South side)
Nos.353-355 (Odd)
and attached railings


Offices, formerly institutional building. Dated 1883, probably
by Arthur Blomfield's office; G S Williams, builder. Upper
floors of front faced in finely-cut rubbed red brick with red
sandstone (Mansfield or Dumfries) oriel window and dressings;
ground-floor of sandstone with polished marble columns, antae
and dressings, tile-hung gabled roof with cresting to ridge
and intersecting gabled dormer, exposed brick stacks to left
side. Lobby-entrance plan. Gothic Revival style. Three storeys
with basement and attic; 5-window range, 1:3:1. Windows
diminish in height as they go up. Slightly curved front;
gabled 3-bay oriel window projects from centre bay at
1st-storey level and continues up into attic; single sashes to
outer bays. Small dated shield reading '1883' flanked by low
relief foliate carving to corbel table. 1st floor: pointed
archivolted arches to plain casement stone-transomed sashes
surmounted by glazed lunette windows. Decorative low-relief
carving to surfaces between arch springs of lunette windows in
oriel; moulded stone cornice above 1st floor. Several courses
of rubbed bricks indicate division between 1st and second
floors. 2nd floor moulded stone sill band beneath stylized
flat-arched horned 1/1 sashes; oriel bay sashes with
archivolts and concave circular motif to lunettes. Heavily
moulded stone cornice to 2nd floor. Outer bays of attic with
pierced-stone parapets with stone coping. To centre: gabled
attic oriel articulated by end piers with small sphere tops;
and, in between, stone wall with blind lancet-arched niches
continues in line with parapets; above, moulded stone sill
band to three 1/1 stylized flat-arched sashes surmounted by a
cornice. Low relief Gothic style carving within peak of gable;
top surmounted by Gothic style finial and stone coping.
Ground-floor with 3 pointed archivolted-arches in deep recess:
arches supported by engaged columns to centre and antae to
ends, all with crocket capitals; low relief carving in rich
Gothic pattern to wall surface between archivolts; centre
opening with 5-panelled raised-and-fielded double doors,
moulded wood transom, and lunette window with pierced
curvilinear wrought-ironwork; flanking sashes with fixed
glazing and stone sills over blind segmental-arched basement
openings with wrought-iron grilles. Elaborate moulded stone
cornice to ground-floor which extends from corbel table of
oriel window.
(Historians File, English Heritage, London Division: 1988-).

Listing NGR: TQ3148783117

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

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