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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 1 TO 24 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

List entry Number: 1279473

Location

NUMBERS 1 TO 24 AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 1-24, 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: 369124

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ISLINGTON

TQ3183NW LONSDALE SQUARE 635-1/58/607 (East side) 29/09/72 Nos.1-24 and attached railings (Formerly Listed as: LONSDALE SQUARE (East 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*

24 terraced houses in square. c.1838-1845. R C Carpenter. White brick to nos. 1-6 and 19-24, the rest of yellow brick, laid in Flemish bond, stucco dressings; roofs of Welsh-slate except for no. 10 which is of asbestos slate. Formal layout with houses in Tudor style. Four storeys with basements; 2 windows each except for nos. 5 and 20 which have one window each. Features common to all houses (except nos. 5 and 20) are: the basement and the ground floor of the entrance bay are stuccoed; the entrance bay is narrower than the window bay, and set back; windows are flat-arched with stucco dressing, deeply splayed reveals and mullions where there is more than one light; stacks to party wall; and attached cast-iron railing to area with fleur-de-lys finials. Three designs are used in the terrace. (1) nos. 1-4, 6 and 21-24. Entrance bay set wellback; Tudor-arched entrance under hoodmould with stepped moulding above enclosing a blank lobed quatrefoil; door of four vertical panels; on 21 there is an overlight of three quatrefoil, as on nos. 1 and 20; and on nos. 22-24 the architrave is brought out flush with the window bay to form a parapeted porch. Windows to 1st and 2nd floors of entrance bay of two lights, and to ground, 1st and 2nd floors of window bay of four lights, all with hood moulds; moulded stucco storey band over ground floor and 2nd floor, the latter retaining some foliage mouldings. The 3rd floor is treated as a gable over the window bay, with a single light window without hoodmould, and as a stepped parapet over the entrance bay. (2) Nos. 7-19. Entrance bay set slightly back. Tudor arched entrance with overlight of three quatrefoils and door of four vertical panels. Windows to 1st and 2nd floors of entrance bay of one light, and to ground, 1st and 2nd floors of window bay of three, all with hoodmoulds; moulded storey band over ground and second floors, the latter retaining some foliage mouldings; the 3rd floor is treated over the window bay as shouldered gable with a single-light window with no hoodmould, and as a parapet over the entrance bay. (3) Nos. 5 and 20 have only an entrance bay in the square. Ground floor stuccoed; Tudor-arched entrance like those on 1-4 and 6 on no. 5 and like those on nos. 7-14 on no. 20; two-light windows to 1st and 2nd floors, storey bands continuous with the rest of the terrace, parapet, and no 3rd floor. Features of individual houses are: no. 1 has sidelights to left of entrance, and right-hand return with storey bands continuous from the front of the terrace, two stacks corbelled out at the level of the lower storey band, and one window to 3rd floor. Nos. 2-3 have sidelight to right of entrance. Nos. 4-5 have the same but now blocked, no. 6 has the same. No. 10 has late C19 stained glass to overlight. No. 20 has 1st floor window lowered. Nos. 22-24 have sidelights to right of entrance, and no. 24 has a right-hand return with storey bands continued from the front of the terrace, two stacks, corbelled out at the level of the lower storey band, single light windows to ground and first floors, and two single light windows to third floor. Many interiors noted to retain staircases, elaborate cornice mouldings and original fireplaces with simple surrounds and cast-iron grates.

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

Listing NGR: TQ3133184004

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National Grid Reference: TQ 31331 84004

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