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119, Charterhouse Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5205 / 51°31'13"N

Longitude: -0.1006 / 0°6'2"W

OS Eastings: 531877

OS Northings: 181886

OS Grid: TQ318818

Mapcode National: GBR P9.K3

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.61NQ

Entry Name: 119, Charterhouse Street

Listing Date: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298102

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368722

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

Church of England Parish: St Sepulchre Holborn

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3181NE CHARTERHOUSE STREET
635-1/77/232 (North side)
25/09/90 No.119

GV II

Terraced house. Probably of late C18, but perhaps extensively
altered in the early C19, with mid-to-late C19 shopfront, and
then altered internally for use as a cold store and offices.
Yellow and brown brick set in Flemish bond, roof obscured by
parapet. Four storeys, two-window range. Ground-floor
shopfront under cornice on scrolled consoles; the shop front
has been considerably altered but retains a central portion of
mid-to-late C19 date: elliptical-arched fanlight with foliage
ornament to spandrels. Upper windows flat-arched with gauged
brick heads; decorative iron plates above first-floor windows,
that to the left with a monogram, to the right with the date
1855, when the former Smithfield livestock market closed down;
these plates are not now connected to any tie bars within the
building. Parapet. The rear elevation has some brown brickwork
to first and second floors, and 6/6 sashes of original design
to second and third floors.
The interior of the building has been considerably altered,
and there are no original features on the ground floor where
the cold store was installed. Staircase with turned newels,
stick balusters and originally an open string, which is now
only evident on the second flight between ground and first
floors; the first flight is boarded up, and from the first
floor upwards a closed string has been inserted. A fragment of
framed panelling to second flight between ground and first
floors, otherwise tongue-and-groove panelling at this level.
The door architraves have generally survived throughout the
house, and the first-floor back room has a panelled
window-embrasure with original shutters; but all fireplaces
have been replaced, generally in the mid-to-late C19, and
there is no panelling or cornices in any of the rooms.


Listing NGR: TQ3187381888

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

Description


ISLINGTON

TQ3181NE CHARTERHOUSE STREET
635-1/77/232 (North side)
25/09/90 No.119

GV II

Terraced house. Probably of late C18, but perhaps extensively
altered in the early C19, with mid-to-late C19 shopfront, and
then altered internally for use as a cold store and offices.
Yellow and brown brick set in Flemish bond, roof obscured by
parapet. Four storeys, two-window range. Ground-floor
shopfront under cornice on scrolled consoles; the shop front
has been considerably altered but retains a central portion of
mid-to-late C19 date: elliptical-arched fanlight with foliage
ornament to spandrels. Upper windows flat-arched with gauged
brick heads; decorative iron plates above first-floor windows,
that to the left with a monogram, to the right with the date
1855, when the former Smithfield livestock market closed down;
these plates are not now connected to any tie bars within the
building. Parapet. The rear elevation has some brown brickwork
to first and second floors, and 6/6 sashes of original design
to second and third floors.
The interior of the building has been considerably altered,
and there are no original features on the ground floor where
the cold store was installed. Staircase with turned newels,
stick balusters and originally an open string, which is now
only evident on the second flight between ground and first
floors; the first flight is boarded up, and from the first
floor upwards a closed string has been inserted. A fragment of
framed panelling to second flight between ground and first
floors, otherwise tongue-and-groove panelling at this level.
The door architraves have generally survived throughout the
house, and the first-floor back room has a panelled
window-embrasure with original shutters; but all fireplaces
have been replaced, generally in the mid-to-late C19, and
there is no panelling or cornices in any of the rooms.


Listing NGR: TQ3187381888

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