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The Griffin Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hackney, London

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Latitude: 51.5249 / 51°31'29"N

Longitude: -0.082 / 0°4'55"W

OS Eastings: 533154

OS Northings: 182403

OS Grid: TQ331824

Mapcode National: GBR T7.QK

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.JXHX

Plus Code: 9C3XGWF9+W5

Entry Name: The Griffin Public House

Listing Date: 23 August 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488055

Also known as: Griffin
The Griffin, Shoreditch

ID on this website: 101389397

Location: Shoreditch, Hackney, London, EC2A

County: London

District: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Hoxton East & Shoreditch

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Leonard with S Michael, Shoreditch

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Pub

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93, The Griffin Public House


The Griffin Public House c.1889, designer unknown. Red brick with extensive stucco dressings and encaustic tile decoration, glazed ground floor front, ornamental cast iron window boxes to second floor windows. Three storeys, three bay front to Leonard Street, five bay return to Ravey Street with lower northern continuation of two storeys with attic, four bays wide. Continuous fascia to both sides. Ground floor with glazed terracotta facing, bearing the name of the Meux brewery's products.

Interior: features include behind-bar mirrored screen with Corinthian columns; boarded ceiling carried on slender cast iron columns; room to rear lined with inscribed mirrors proclaiming the virtues of the drink on offer. Open stairs to rear lead up to former function room on first floor. A characterful pub from the High Victorian period with a good facade and internal survivals of note.

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