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List entry Summary

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

Name: NUMBERS 25 TO 48 (CONSECUTIVE) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1195675

Location

NUMBERS 25 TO 48 (CONSECUTIVE) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 25-48, LONSDALE SQUARE

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: 29-Sep-1972

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Sep-1994

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 369125

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ISLINGTON

TQ3183NW LONSDALE SQUARE 635-1/58/608 (West side) 29/09/72 Nos.25-48 (Consecutive) and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: LONSDALE SQUARE (West side) Nos.1-11,34-40,43-48 (Consecutive)) (Formerly Listed as: LONSDALE SQUARE Nos.12 & 33) (Formerly Listed as: LONSDALE SQUARE Nos.13-27,28A-32 (Consecutive))

GV II*

Terraced houses. c.1838-1845. R C Carpenter. White and yellow brick laid in Flemish bond, stucco, roofs of Welsh slate apart from nos. 28, 34 and 45 which are of asbestos slate. Four storeys over basement except for nos. 28A and 44 which are of three; and two windows each apart from nos. 28A and 44 which are of one. The common features of all houses, apart from nos. 28A and 44 area: basement and ground floor of entrance bay, with stucco detailing, deep splayed reveals, hoodmoulds and, where of more than one light, mullions; stacks to party walls; cast-iron railings to area with fleur-de-lys finials. There are broadly four designs in the terrace: (1) Nos. 25, 25A, 26 and 27 have a Tudor-arched entrance under a dripmould brought out flush with the window bay to form a single-storey porch, the entrance surmounted by a stepped parapet enclosing a blank lobed quatrefoil; the entrance itself is Tudor-arched with a sidelight and door of four vertical panels; except that no. 27 has a Tudor-arched entrance without a porch and with an overlight of three quatrefoils in the style of nos. 28-43. Windows to first and second floors of entrance bay of two lights, to ground; first and second floors, the latter retaining some foliage ornaments; the third floor treated over the window bay as a shouldered gable with one single-light window with no hoodmould, and over the entrance bay as a stepped parapet except that no. 27 has a simple parapet. (2) Nos. 28-43. Tudor-arched entrance with overlight in the form of three quatrefoils, and dodor with four vertical panels; windows over entrance bay of one light, and to ground, first and second floors of window bay of three lights; moulded storey band over ground and second floors, the latter retaining some foliage ornaments; the third floor is treated over the window bay as a shouldered gable with one single-light window with no hoodmould, and over the entrance bay as a parapet. (3) Nos. 28A and 44 have only an entrance bay to the square. Tudor- arched entrance with overlight in the form of three quatrefoils, blank on no. 44; moulded storey band over ground floor, single-light windows to first and second floors; parapet. (4) Nos. 45-48. Tudor-arched entrance brought out flush with the window bay to form a single storey porch, and surmounted by a stepped parapet enclosing a blank, lobed quatrefoil, the entrance proper Tudor-arched with a sidelight to the left and door of four vertical panels; except that the entrance of no. 45 has no porch, and an overlight in the form of three quatrefoils as on nos. 28-43. Windows over entrance of two lights, and to ground, first and second floors of window bay of four; moulded storey band over ground and second floors, the latter retaining foliage mouldings; the third floor is treated over the window bay as a shouldered gable with one single-light window with no hoodmould, and over the entrance bay of nos. 46 and 47 as a stepped parapet; on no. 45 there is simple parapet over the entrance bay and on no. 48 the parapet has presumably been altered to this form. Features of individual houses are: no. 25 has a right-hand return with storey bands continued from the square, two stacks corbelled out at the lovel of the lower storey band, and one third-floor window; no. 48 has a left-hand return with similar sorey bands and corbelled stacks, but with cambered-arched windows to the first, second and third floors. Many interiors noted to retain staircases, unusual moulded cornices and simple fire surrounds with cast-iron grates.

Lonsdale Square, by the pioneering Gothic church architect R C Carpenter and of which this forms half, is novel in being in the Tudor Gothic style, and survives little altered inside and out. It is a unique, intense and immaculately composed piece of design.

No.44 is the subject of a separate entry.

Listing NGR: TQ3125683990

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31256 83990

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