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14-16, Cowcross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5203 / 51°31'12"N

Longitude: -0.103 / 0°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 531714

OS Northings: 181856

OS Grid: TQ317818

Mapcode National: GBR P9.16

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.51FW

Entry Name: 14-16, Cowcross Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293088

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368838

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


635-1/77/345 (North side)
Nos.14-16 (Consecutive)


Workshops. c.1870. Originally in multi-occupation, by
druggists sundriesmen, infants' milliners and artificial
flower manufacturers, so probably speculatively built. Yellow
brick set in Flemish bond, stone, dressings of white brick and
stone; roof obscured by parapet; internal construction of
cast-iron columns, flitch plates and timber beams. Five
storeys over basement, the fourth floor obscured by parapet;
seven-window range. Ground floor faced with stone and divided
into one broad bay flanked by two narrower ones: pilasters
with foliage capitals supporting moulded segmental arches, the
moulding turned through ninety degrees onto the impost;
roundels of geometrical ornament in the spandrels; bracketed
cornice; the right-hand bay has double doors flanked by
pilasters, brackets of particularly original design, and
sidelights; cornice over and overlight; the central and
left-hand bays have cast-iron area grilles and round-arched
glazing bars, the middle bay with double doors to the centre.
Upper windows grouped 2-3-2, those to the first and second
floors having segmental arches of gauged white brick with
stone keystones and stone springing bands, the inner arches of
the pairs and triplets carried on slim metal columns; the
third floor windows round-arched with chamfered heads of
gauged white brick; sills to second and third floors set on a
band of angled brickwork. Fine stone modillion cornice set on
a band of angled brickwork; high parapet. End stack.
The interior preserves the main and simple lines of the
original building intact apart from enclosed spaces round the
staircase and single-storey additions to the rear: two ranks
of cast-iron columns running parallel with the street front
and carrying timber beams on all but the top floor; staircase
with wreathed and ramped handrail, open string and stick
(Letter from the occupants, Alan Baxter & Associates).

Listing NGR: TQ3171481856

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

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