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20-24, Old Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5236 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -0.0972 / 0°5'50"W

OS Eastings: 532102

OS Northings: 182238

OS Grid: TQ321822

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.90

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.8YGW

Entry Name: 20-24, Old Street

Listing Date: 12 October 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195699

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369188

Location: Islington, London, EC1V

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/75/672 (South side)
12/10/78 Nos.20-24 (Even)


Workshops. The seven-bay range to the east designed in 1880 by
Ford and Hesketh for Samuel Haskins, manufacturer of window
blinds and revolving shutters; the six bays to the west added
in 1896-98 by the same architects. Cast iron, Portland stone
and presumably brick, roof obscured by parapet. Five storeys,
thirteen-window range. The two ranges of the Old Street front
are flanked by Portland stone panelled piers; the front is
articulated by cast iron arcades consisting of engaged columns
with spiral and vertical fluting and foliage capitals, and
quatrefoil openwork in the spandrels. Ground floor has late
C20 front behind original metal arcade in the form of
round-arched entrance with extended basket arches on either
side.The upper floors are identical and are articulated by
round-arched arcades each carrying a Portland stone
entablature on which the next arcade rests; moulded stone
cornice. Herbert Ford was a specialist in warehouse design and
at his death in 1903 was said to have designed four hundred
warehouses in London.
(Historians' file, English Heritage London Division).

Listing NGR: TQ3210282238

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