Cells, former House of Detention, Sans Walk EC1 - Islington

Part of Middlesex House of Detention built 1845-47, previously occupied as a museum. There is a problem with water ingress from the car park above and management issues owing to multiple ownerships.

Cells, former House of Detention, Sans Walk EC1 - Islington
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CELLS, FORMER HOUSE OF DETENTION, KINGSWAY COLLEGE CLERKENWELL CLOSE
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1297973
  • Local Planning Authority: Islington
  • Site Type: Civil > Public building

Location

  • Building Name: Cells
  • Street Name: Sans Walk
  • Postcode: EC1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Islington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Islington South and Finsbury
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Private, multiple owners
  • Designation: Listed Building grade II, CA

Contact Details

Luciana Grave (LPA) 020 7527 2389

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England