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Lowndes House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, Islington

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5224 / 51°31'20"N

Longitude: -0.0868 / 0°5'12"W

OS Eastings: 532826

OS Northings: 182118

OS Grid: TQ328821

Mapcode National: GBR S8.NF

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.FZYT

Entry Name: Lowndes House

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298066

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368736

Location: Islington, London, EC1Y

County: 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

TQ3282SE CITY ROAD
635-1/76/246 (East side)
No.1
Lowndes House

II

Office building. Early C20. Portland stone, roofs of slate.
Seven storeys; the building occupies a wedge shaped site
between City Road and Tabernacle Street, with a five-window
range to the corner, six-window range to City Road, and
eight-window range to Tabernacle Street; the five-window range
forms a shallow bow in plan as far as the fifth floor;
additionally, the three middle windows are stepped forward
slightly to the ground floor, mezzanine and sixth floor, but
recessed in the intervening floors, the curved entablature
continued over the third floor and carried by two giant
Corinthian columns with balustrading between.
Base of grey polished granite with rusticated stone to the
rest of the ground floor and mezzanine; ground-floor openings
replaced, apart from keystones, in late C20; mezzanine windows
flat-arched with scrolled and festooned keystones to City Road
frontage, corner and first two bays of Tabernacle Street; on
this floor and above the remaining six bays in Tabernacle
Street are treated more plainly. Above the mezzanine, banded
rustication is confined to the corner elevation and the
left-hand bay in City Road; all upper windows flat-arched,
those to City Road and first two bays of Tabernacle Street
having architraves to first and second floors, and a panel
above that flanked by fasces to all but north bay; entablature
and modillion cornice; attic storey decorated with fasces to
curved front; cornice and blocking course; at seventh-floor
level there are segmental-arched dormers to City Road and
first two bays in Tabernacle Street; the corner is treated as
three temple fronts surmounted by a dome and lantern, those to
the sides having flat-arched windows with keystones and
festoons with open pediment over; that to the front having
round-arched window with festooned architrave, scrolled
keystone and oculus between the two pilasters supporting an
open and broken pediment.
The elevations of Lowndes House make particularly effective
use of its corner site.


Listing NGR: TQ3282682118

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

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