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Brewers Buildings and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5293 / 51°31'45"N

Longitude: -0.1029 / 0°6'10"W

OS Eastings: 531694

OS Northings: 182864

OS Grid: TQ316828

Mapcode National: GBR P5.1Y

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5TGH

Entry Name: Brewers Buildings and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 2 December 1980

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1297994

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369213

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

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: Clerkenwell St Mark

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/69/695 (South East side)
Brewers Buildings and attached


Block of flats. Built as philanthropic housing by the Brewer's
Company. Dated in heraldic plaques over the entrances in the
respective wings; nos 1-24 of 1871, nos 25-34 of 1876, and nos
35-46 of 1882. Probably designed by Edward B.Martineau,
Surveyor to the Company. Yellow brick laid in English bond
with dressings of red and blue brick and of stone; roofs
obscured by parapet. Four storeys, with basement only to
recessed part of nos 25-34; the street front consists of
staircase bays with three windows on either side to each
floor, two of them paired; these three windows make up the
street front of each flat. Three staircase bays to nos 1-24,
one to nos 25-34 and two to nos 35-46; these bays are in a
shallow recess to three storeys flanked by colonnettes; the
entrance is segmental-arched to nos 1-24, flat-arched under a
segmental arch to the rest, and the doors have chamfered
panelling; the central entrance to nos 1-24 and the other
entrances have heraldic carving in the tympana carrying dates;
first- and second-floor windows of entrance bays have
segmental pointed arches with decorative heads of gauged red
and yellow brick, and diaperwork between; third-floor windows
are triple segmental-arched; decorative iron grilles to all
staircase windows. All windows to flats on ground, first and
second floors are segmental-arched sashes recessed under a
pointed arch, the heads of gauged brick with decorative
alternation of red and yellow brick, and courses of red brick
headers as a decorative springing band; third-floor windows
segmental-arched. First-, second- and third-floor windows to
flats have iron window guards. Corbelled cornice with bricks
set at an angle; parapet with diaperwork. Cast-iron railings
to area of nos 25-34. In the original plans, nos 1-24 and
35-45 had two bedrooms in each flat, nos 25-34 and 40-46 one
bedroom; the interiors were renovated by the London Borough of
Islington in the 1980s.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3169482864

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

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