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Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5208 / 51°31'14"N

Longitude: -0.0985 / 0°5'54"W

OS Eastings: 532021

OS Northings: 181922

OS Grid: TQ320819

Mapcode National: GBR Q9.00

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.71SH

Entry Name: Numbers 4 and 5 and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 December 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368701

Location: Islington, London, EC1M

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3231NW CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE
635-1/78/211 (East side)
29/12/50 Nos.4 5
and attached railings

GV II

Terraced houses. Early C18 with late C18 doorcases. Yellow
brick with red brick dressings. Four storeys over basement,
three-window range to no 4, three-and-a-half to no 5.
Flat-arched entrances to inner bays with paired wooden
doorcases of panelled pilasters, enriched entablature and
garlands over pilasters; overlight, and panelled door of
original design to no 4. All windows flat-arched with heads of
gauged red brick and red brick dressings; frames set almost
flush with the wall; moulded brick storey bands to ground,
first and second floors, plain brick storey band to third
floor; chamfered quoins of gauged brick to outer walls of the
pair; no 5 has cast-iron balconies to first-floor windows and
narrow outer windows to all floors, blank to first and third
floors; parapet. Cast-iron railings to area with spike
finials.
INTERIOR: of no. 5: entrance hall with moulded panelling and
plaster cornice; ornately carved staircase with ramped
handrail, newel posts square in plan and panelled, with drops
answered by similar ornaments in the dado panelling, the upper
posts projecting below the string as a pendant carved with a
rose in high relief; carved balusters of elongated vase form
to ground, first and second floors, and barleysugar balusters
above; open string to ground, first and second floors with
scrolled consoles decorated with acanthus on their undersides;
between the second and third floors the string is closed and
decorated with waterleaf mouldings. The ground-floor front
room has been made shallower in plan and retains only a little
of the original modillion cornice; this and the first-floor
front room decorated, probably in the early C20, with
neo-Jacobean panelling, fireplaces etc of poor quality;
second-floor front room has original panelling altered, and
cornice. The back rooms to the ground, first and second floors
have original panelling and cornices with corner fireplaces,
that to ground floor of late C18 or early C19 date with
matching grate; closets on ground, first and second floors
panelled with cornices, fireplaces with early C19 cast-iron
grate to ground floor and good late C18 or early C19 Gothick
cast-iron grate to first floor. The third floor not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ3202181922

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

Description


ISLINGTON

TQ3231NW CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE
635-1/78/211 (East side)
29/12/50 Nos.4 5
and attached railings

GV II

Terraced houses. Early C18 with late C18 doorcases. Yellow
brick with red brick dressings. Four storeys over basement,
three-window range to no 4, three-and-a-half to no 5.
Flat-arched entrances to inner bays with paired wooden
doorcases of panelled pilasters, enriched entablature and
garlands over pilasters; overlight, and panelled door of
original design to no 4. All windows flat-arched with heads of
gauged red brick and red brick dressings; frames set almost
flush with the wall; moulded brick storey bands to ground,
first and second floors, plain brick storey band to third
floor; chamfered quoins of gauged brick to outer walls of the
pair; no 5 has cast-iron balconies to first-floor windows and
narrow outer windows to all floors, blank to first and third
floors; parapet. Cast-iron railings to area with spike
finials.
INTERIOR: of no. 5: entrance hall with moulded panelling and
plaster cornice; ornately carved staircase with ramped
handrail, newel posts square in plan and panelled, with drops
answered by similar ornaments in the dado panelling, the upper
posts projecting below the string as a pendant carved with a
rose in high relief; carved balusters of elongated vase form
to ground, first and second floors, and barleysugar balusters
above; open string to ground, first and second floors with
scrolled consoles decorated with acanthus on their undersides;
between the second and third floors the string is closed and
decorated with waterleaf mouldings. The ground-floor front
room has been made shallower in plan and retains only a little
of the original modillion cornice; this and the first-floor
front room decorated, probably in the early C20, with
neo-Jacobean panelling, fireplaces etc of poor quality;
second-floor front room has original panelling altered, and
cornice. The back rooms to the ground, first and second floors
have original panelling and cornices with corner fireplaces,
that to ground floor of late C18 or early C19 date with
matching grate; closets on ground, first and second floors
panelled with cornices, fireplaces with early C19 cast-iron
grate to ground floor and good late C18 or early C19 Gothick
cast-iron grate to first floor. The third floor not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ3202181922

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