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140-143, Upper Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5398 / 51°32'23"N

Longitude: -0.1028 / 0°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 531672

OS Northings: 184030

OS Grid: TQ316840

Mapcode National: GBR P2.26

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.5KJF

Entry Name: 140-143, Upper Street

Listing Date: 30 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195773

English Heritage Legacy ID: 369403

Location: Islington, London, N1

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: St Mary's

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Islington

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/53/874 (West side)
Nos.140-143 (Consecutive)


Shops, with offices and/or domestic accommodation above. 189l
By Herbert Huntly-Gordon. Terracotta, probably by Doulton and
Co., roofs of Welsh slate, Turnerised. The style is the
Flemish variation of 'Queen Anne'. Four storeys, the facade
set out broadly as four bays to Upper Street and two to
Almeida Street, with a corner oriel. Elevation to Upper
Street: ground floor all C20 apart from pilasters between bays
and part of shop-front to no 143; first and second floors
treated as alternating bays divided by superimposed pilasters,
the bays running ABA from the north: type A has one five-light
mullioned and transomed window to each floor; type B has three
windows to each floor, each set in a shallow curve with an
engaged column between; the fourth bay from the north is of
type B but has only two windows. The three-sided oriel has an
inscription at its base: 'Myddelton Corner. Here stood the
house of Sir Hugh Myddelton built 15-- [illegible] Rebuilt
1891 Huntly-Gordon ---[illegible]'. Above that, transomed
windows with engaged columns between and low-relief portrait
heads in roundels between first and second-floors; a frieze of
panels filled with strapwork, figures and heads in roundels
runs round the whole building, the centre panel to the oriel
having the date 1543 and a portrait head, presumably of Sir
Hugh Myddelton; crouching satyrs act as brackets to the fluted
cornice. Linked pedimented gables to Upper Street, one large
with three round-arched windows and keyed oculus, three
smaller with cross windows.The corner oriel is crowned by an
open octagon with round arches, balustrade and cornice; the
octagon continues but has lost a spire or cap. Single-pitched
and mansard roof. The shop-front returns for part of the
Almeida Street elevation; the first and second floors have two
two-window bays of type B, and blank walling between; two
small gables.
Herbert Huntly-Gordon had a particular interest in the
architectural use of terracotta and a special relationship
with the manufacturers Doulton and Company.

Listing NGR: TQ3167284030

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