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26 and 27, Cowcross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Latitude: 51.5203 / 51°31'13"N

Longitude: -0.1037 / 0°6'13"W

OS Eastings: 531663

OS Northings: 181855

OS Grid: TQ316818

Mapcode National: GBR N9.V6

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.511W

Entry Name: 26 and 27, Cowcross Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298046

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368839

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


635-1/77/346 (North side)
Nos.26 AND 27


Workshops or warehouse. 1879, by Thomas Milbourn, with
ground-floor entrance of c.1925. Red brick set in Flemish bond
with dressings of blue and yellow brick, terracotta, stone and
tiles; roof obscured by parapet. Four storeys, four-window
range. On the ground floor, only the fascia survives and the
flat-arched entrance to the left, faced with ashlar and
decorated with broad panels of fluting and wrought-iron work
to grilles, overlight and door; the rest demolished at time of
survey. Upper windows have shallow straight-sided pointed
arches of stone, the chamfered faces decorated with dogtooth
ornament; over the window-heads are pointed-arched panels
whose varied ornament in different more or less integral
materials is the particular feature of the building: to the
first floor, bands of blue, red and yellow brick, horizontal
to the outer windows, diagonal to the inner; to the second
floor, bands of moulded terracotta ornament against blue brick
to outer windows, octagonal tiles to inner; the six-windowed
third floor has terracotta decoration to the outer windows,
then two of tiles,then two of terracotta; all windows divided
into two straight-sided pointed arches with slim metal
columns, except for second-floor right-hand window. Moulded
sill bands to second and third floors; openwork stone
quatrefoils in spandrels between windows; continuous arcade of
relieving arches in brick and stone to parapet.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3166381855

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

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