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Holloway Road Station (London Transport)

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5528 / 51°33'10"N

Longitude: -0.1129 / 0°6'46"W

OS Eastings: 530930

OS Northings: 185457

OS Grid: TQ309854

Mapcode National: GBR GJ.S85

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.075G

Entry Name: Holloway Road Station (London Transport)

Listing Date: 17 May 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369015

Location: Islington, London, N7

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Holloway

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Magdelene and St David Holloway

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


ISLINGTON

TQ3085SE HOLLOWAY ROAD
635-1/36/504 (South West side)
17/05/94 Nos.297-299
Holloway Road Station (London
Transport)

II

Station for the Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton
Railway, now part of London Underground. 1906 by Leslie Green.
Claret-coloured faience and brick, tiles internally, roof
obscured by parapet. Two storeys, six-window range. The ground
floor consists of flat-arched bays divided by pilasters, from
left to right: former exit, now partly blocked, with late C20
entrance; blank and tiled; late C20 shop front; station
entrance; former shop front with original entrance and top
lights, otherwise blocked; works entrance with iron gates,
perhaps original. Entablature with raised lettering to frieze:
'EXIT, HOLLOWAY RD STATION, G N P & B RY',the present entrance
bay having a more recent awning obscuring the frieze, with
standard inter-war lettering designed by Edward Johnston. The
first-floor windows form an arcade of segmental arches with
egg and dart mouldings and keystones; cartouches at the
springing of the arches and at the corners of the building;
parapet rebuilt.
Ticket hall: tiled dado with Art Nouveau frieze to part of the
north, west and east walls and central piers; south wall
retiled and altered for late C20 lifts. North wall has
pedimented architraves in tilework to three ticket windows
with integral lettering, and sign lamps over probably of
inter-war date; balustrade to stairs with fluted hexagonal
newels and decorative iron rail. Door in north wall with
original architrave and panelled door of original design.
Stairwell and passages have cream and brown tiling in part and
the lift lobby has architraves to the former lift entrance
with bracketed cornices,that to the right now missing. The
north and south platforms are tiled in cream and brown with
bands of tiling over the barrel roof and aedicular tile panels
indicating the way out; rusticated voussoirs to tunnel
entrances. On the north platform there are three tile panels
lettered 'HOLLOWAY ROAD'on the platform side, and, on the
train side, one small tile panel lettered 'TO FINSBURY PARK'.
On the south platform there are two tile panels lettered
'HOLLOWAY ROAD' on the platform side, and, on the train side,
one small tile panel lettered 'TO HAMMERSMITH'. The southern
passage between the platforms has two tile panels lettered 'TO
THE TRAINS TO HAMMERSMITH' and 'TO THE TRAINS TO FINSBURY
PARK'.
This is one of the best surviving examples of the underground
stations designed by Green for Charles Tyson Yerkes, the
entrepreneur responsible for what became the core of the
Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Northern (Charing Cross) lines; it
also has one of the best surviving interiors.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).


Listing NGR: TQ3093085457

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