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The Lion Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5475 / 51°32'50"N

Longitude: -0.1263 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 530018

OS Northings: 184841

OS Grid: TQ300848

Mapcode National: GBR FQ.2V9

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.RCLJ

Entry Name: The Lion Public House

Listing Date: 29 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369174

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 Luke West Holloway

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/43/657 (South side)
29/09/72 The Lion public house


Public house. 1855. By John Bunstone Bunning for the
Corporation of the City of London. Yellow brick set in English
bond, Portland stone dressings, roof of slate. Four storeys
over basement, four windows to North Road, five to the east,
these being the principal facades. Rusticated stone quoins to
corners; stone plinth, now painted. One flat-arched entrance
in North Road, three to the east, one now blocked; flat-arched
windows to ground floor flanked by slim engaged columns, the
windows to the east forming, with the entrances, a continuous
range across the whole front; fascia. The first-floor windows
are round-arched with architrave, cornice on consoles and
panelled spandrels, those to the east being one pane deeper
than those in North Road, probably in relation to a balcony,
now missing; sill band to second-floor windows which are
similarly detailed but with segmental pediments instead of
cornices; third-floor windows round-arched with bracketed
sills, panelled spandrels and plain stepped pilasters running
up into the plain frieze; dentil cornice; all windows have
sashes of original design; two hipped roofs running
north-south with panelled and corniced stacks, one to each
ridge and two end stacks to south.
The only surviving mid-C19 features of the interior are the
cornices with rosette and egg-and-dart ornament.
(Mark Girouard: Victorian pubs: London: 1975-: 41).

Listing NGR: TQ3001884841

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