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Numbers 1-23 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Clerkenwell, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5279 / 51°31'40"N

Longitude: -0.1131 / 0°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 530990

OS Northings: 182691

OS Grid: TQ309826

Mapcode National: GBR L6.RF

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.0V2K

Entry Name: Numbers 1-23 (Consecutive) and Attached Railings

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Last Amended: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 368921

Location: Islington, London, WC1X

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Clerkenwell

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Clerkenwell Holy Redeemer

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3082NE GRANVILLE SQUARE
635-1/67/419 (East side)
29/09/72 Nos.1-23 (Consecutive)
and attached railings
(Formerly Listed as:
GRANVILLE SQUARE
(North East side)
Nos.1-13;22-38B;39-41 (Consecutive))
(Formerly Listed as:
GRANVILLE SQUARE
Nos.16-19 (Consecutive))
(Formerly Listed as:
GRANVILLE SQUARE
Nos.14 & 15, 20 & 21)

GV II

23 terraced houses. In Square planned in 1828 by John Booth
and his son, also John, Surveyors for the Lloyd Baker Estate.
Built 1841-1843 by William Joseph Booth, another son,
architect; buildings rebuilt c.1980 by Islington Council and
converted to flats. Yellow stock brick set in Flemish bond
with banded stucco ground-floor and stucco dressings; roofs
obscured. Side-hall entrance plan. Three storeys with
basement; 2 windows each. Symmetrical composition: houses in
groups of six; centre and end houses break forward. Steps rise
to entrance (no. 1 with entrance in left-hand return wall in
Granville Street): doorway with panelled pilaster jambs
carrying corniced-head, patterned rectangular overlight and
C20 panelled doors. 6/6 sashes throughout: ground-floor with
margin lights; upper floors architraved and 1st floor
full-length sashes with cornices and individual balconies with
cast-iron railings. Plain stucco band beneath cornice and
blocking course; no. 6 with shaped panel to blocking course.
Attached cast-iron railings with tasselled spearhead finials.
Granville Square was the final portion of the Lloyd Baker
Estate to be built; formerly it had functioned as a rubbish
tip by builders of nearby streets. Originally it was called
Sharp Square in honour of Thomas Lloyd Baker's wife, niece to
William Granville Sharp, Esq, of Fulham. St. Philip's church
was built first, in the centre of the Square, by Edward
Buckton Lamb, architect, in 1831-1833 but it was demolished in
1938. Granville Square is the only street in the Lloyd Baker
Estate that was built in a conventional terrace style and is
notably squeezed into a restricted space between Wharton and
Lloyd Baker Streets.
(The Squares of Islington: Cosh, Mary: The Squares of
Islington Part I: Finsbury and Clerkenwell: Islington: 1990-:
47-51).


Listing NGR: TQ3099082691

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