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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HOLLOWAY ROAD STATION (LONDON TRANSPORT)

List entry Number: 1195635

Location

HOLLOWAY ROAD STATION (LONDON TRANSPORT), 297-299, HOLLOWAY ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityIslingtonLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-May-1994

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 369015

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Details

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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National Grid Reference: TQ 30930 85457

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