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Brewers Buildings and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Coordinates

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


ISLINGTON

TQ3182NE RAWSTORNE STREET
635-1/69/695 (South East side)
Brewers Buildings and attached
railings

GV II

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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