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Latitude: 51.5248 / 51°31'29"N
Longitude: -0.0865 / 0°5'11"W
OS Eastings: 532842
OS Northings: 182394
OS Grid: TQ328823
Mapcode National: GBR S7.QK
Mapcode Global: VHGQT.GX3Y
Entry Name: Shoreditch County Court and Attached Railings
Listing Date: 29 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1195652
English Heritage Legacy ID: 369061
Location: Islington, London, EC2A
Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill
Built-Up Area: Islington
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Leonard with S Michael, Shoreditch
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ3282SE LEONARD STREET
635-1/76/545 (North side)
Shoreditch County Court and attached
Former Finsbury Technical College. 1881. Designed by Edward
Clifton. White brick set in Flemish bond, stone dressings,
roof of slate. Three storeys over basement; the facade has a
centrepiece of three-window range, but it is not in the
centre: three-window range to the west, six-window range to
the east. Prostyle pedimented Doric portico of Portland stone
in the middle of the centrepiece, the typanum filled with a
coat of arms and emblems of science and technology;
flat-arched entrance with panelled double doors and overlight.
Ground- and first-floor windows round-arched with keystones
and stone springing bands; those flanking the portico are
paired with Ionic pilasters between the capitals inscribed
'DAVY' and 'WATT'. Above the portico a tripartite window with
stone antae and pedimented entablature; main entablature above
first floor; second-floor windows segmental-arched with gauged
brick heads; cornice; cast-iron cresting over blocking course.
Substantial chimneystack between centrepiece bay and east
range, the roof of the east range markedly higher than the
rest. Cast-iron railings to area.
Finsbury Technical College, set up by the City and Guilds of
London Institute for the Advancement of Technical Education,
was the first technical college in England.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division; South
Kensington to Robbins: London: 1964-: 23).
Listing NGR: TQ3284282394
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