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The King's Head Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bunhill, London

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Latitude: 51.5209 / 51°31'15"N

Longitude: -0.0922 / 0°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 532458

OS Northings: 181948

OS Grid: TQ324819

Mapcode National: GBR R8.FZ

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.C13D

Entry Name: The King's Head Public House

Listing Date: 17 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1298103

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368726

Location: City of London, London, EC1Y

County: London

District: City and County of the City of London

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


635-1/78/236 (South West side)
17/03/75 No.49
The King's Head public house


Public house. Late C19. Yellow brick set in Flemish bond,
dressings of gauged red brick and stucco, roof of slate. Four
storeys over basement, curved elevation to corner site with
four windows to Chiswell Street, one to corner and two to
Whitecross Street. The ground floor has a pilaster to the east
end in Chiswell Street supporting a fascia stop and flanking a
short stretch of rusticated stucco; the other end in
Whitecross Street has the rusticated stucco and fascia stop
without the pilaster; fascia and modillion cornice between,
with a wooden pub front which appears to be a late C20
reproduction of a late C19 pub front. First- and second-floor
windows segmental-arched with moulded stucco architraves,
attached cornices and keystones, the keystones to first floor
having festoons, the second-floor windows having panelled
aprons flanked by consoles. Quoins of gauged red brick to
either end of the facade, the corner windows flanked by panels
of gauged red brick alternately long and short in imitation of
quoins and by sunk panels of one brick's width. Storey band of
gauged red brick above second floor, modillion cornice and
blocking course; mansard roof with two pedimented dormers to
Chiswell Street and one to Whitecross Street, that to the
corner segmental-arched with moulded stucco architrave and
pediment; fish-scale slates to mansard roof; ridge stack to
Whitecross Street.
INTERIOR: has late C19 bar front and bar back, possibly not
complete or in their original positions.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3245981948

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