Railings, Thornhill Square N1 - Islington

Cast iron railings, circa 1852, to the perimeter of the central garden square, with foliated spear-head finials set in a moulded plinth on brickwork. Parts of the railings are misaligned, degraded and cracked, with missing elements. Historic England part-funded pilot repairs to the railings in 2010 and in May 2017 offered a grant to the Local Authority for a specialist measured survey and costed condition survey. These were completed in 2017. The Local Authority is considering a project for the full repair of the railings, together with the restoration of the gardens.

Railings, Thornhill Square N1 - Islington
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1297982
  • Local Planning Authority: Islington
  • Site Type: Barrier


  • Building Name: Railings
  • Street Name: Thornhill Square
  • Postcode: N1
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Islington
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Islington South and Finsbury
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Local authority
  • 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