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Latitude: 51.521 / 51°31'15"N
Longitude: -0.0986 / 0°5'54"W
OS Eastings: 532018
OS Northings: 181941
OS Grid: TQ320819
Mapcode National: GBR Q8.0Y
Mapcode Global: VHGR0.71RC
Plus Code: 9C3XGWC2+9H
Entry Name: Florin Court
Listing Date: 2 September 2003
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390634
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490854
Location: Islington, London, EC1M
Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill
Built-Up Area: Islington
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
635-1/0/10152 CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE
Block of 126 flats. 1936 to the designs of Guy Morgan and Partnres. Steel-framed building, with concrete floors. Portland stone plinth, with yellow brick above, laid in Flemish bond; flat roof (sun terrace) concealed behind parapet. Ten storeys over basement. The building has a recessed centre and projecting wings with curved corners, with setbacks on the ninth and tenth floors.
Eleven window range. The runs of metal casement windows follow the curves of the building, and are grouped into bands by exposed concrete surrounds. Central entrance, with curved Portland stone dwarf flanking walls, and canopy with curved and indented profile and metal fascia, flat arched entrance to underground garage in south bay. The brick work to the first and second floors, and to the piers between windows rusticated by projection of alternate course. Stylised cartouche and ribbons in brown brick over the central first floor windows; cornice to 8th floor. Wrought iron railings to area and gates to garage entrance with decorative double curves.
Interior understood to retain simplified entrance hall with doors and signage; staircases with decorative iron balustrading.
Best known as 'Whitehaven Mansions', its exterior used as the residence of Hercule Poirot in the television adaptations of Agatha Christie's novels. It is one of three exceptional blocks by the architect Guy Morgan, who set up in private practice in 1927 having worked for Sir Edwin Lutyens but who rapidly came to design in a sophisticated moderne style.
Architect and Building News, 30 July 1937, pp.1443-6
Daily Telegraph, 30 October 1987
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