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2 and 4, Old Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5234 / 51°31'24"N

Longitude: -0.0979 / 0°5'52"W

OS Eastings: 532056

OS Northings: 182207

OS Grid: TQ320822

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.53

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.8Z32

Entry Name: 2 and 4, Old Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297988

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369186

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

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


ISLINGTON

TQ3182SE OLD STREET
635-1/75/670 (South side)
Nos.2 AND 4

II

Workshop or warehouse. 1872-5. For Thomas Mabe, colour
merchant. White brick, with dressings of yellow brick and
terracotta; roof obscured by parapet. Four storeys,
four-window range to Old Street. The Old Street elevation has
four bays flanked by brick piers rising to a moulded
segmental-pointed arch with keystone above the fourth floor;
the openings between are of identical design throughout the
front, and are divided into two by slim metal columns with
foliage capitals, each window having a segmental-pointed arch.
On the ground floor the first and third bays from the left
incorporate doors and the rest have original metal shutters
fitted between window arch and frame. The panel above the
ground floor windows has terracotta decoration in a honeycomb
pattern set under a segmental-pointed arch of gauged yellow
brick; above the first-floor windows is lozenge-patterned
floral decoration in terracotta and above the second floor a
band of guilloche ornament in terracotta; machicolated
parapet. The elevation to Sycamore Street is of three bays
with piers of white brick framing segmental-arched recessed
panels of yellow brick in which are set segmental-arched
windows.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).


Listing NGR: TQ3205682207

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

Description


ISLINGTON

TQ3182SE OLD STREET
635-1/75/670 (South side)
Nos.2 AND 4

II

Workshop or warehouse. 1872-5. For Thomas Mabe, colour
merchant. White brick, with dressings of yellow brick and
terracotta; roof obscured by parapet. Four storeys,
four-window range to Old Street. The Old Street elevation has
four bays flanked by brick piers rising to a moulded
segmental-pointed arch with keystone above the fourth floor;
the openings between are of identical design throughout the
front, and are divided into two by slim metal columns with
foliage capitals, each window having a segmental-pointed arch.
On the ground floor the first and third bays from the left
incorporate doors and the rest have original metal shutters
fitted between window arch and frame. The panel above the
ground floor windows has terracotta decoration in a honeycomb
pattern set under a segmental-pointed arch of gauged yellow
brick; above the first-floor windows is lozenge-patterned
floral decoration in terracotta and above the second floor a
band of guilloche ornament in terracotta; machicolated
parapet. The elevation to Sycamore Street is of three bays
with piers of white brick framing segmental-arched recessed
panels of yellow brick in which are set segmental-arched
windows.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).


Listing NGR: TQ3205682207

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