ST JOSEPHS RETREAT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207495
Date first listed:
20-Sep-1954
Statutory Address:
ST JOSEPHS RETREAT, HIGHGATE HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
ST JOSEPHS RETREAT, HIGHGATE HILL

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Islington (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 28892 87162

Details

ISLINGTON

TQ2887SE HIGHGATE HILL 635-1/5/500 (East side) 20/09/54 St Joseph's Retreat

GV II

Built as the chief clergy house of the Passionist Fathers. The south and west wings of 1874-5, the east wing of a little later. By F.W.Tasker. White or grey and yellow brick set in English bond, roof of Italian pantiles. Three and four storeys over basement, eleven-window range to south. Modelled after an Italian country villa with towers to the outer bays on the principal, south side, and built to enclose the east end of the original Passionist church. On the south side, the ground floor has segmental-arched windows to centre, deeply recessed under segmental arches of gauged brick; one round-arched window at either end; first-floor windows flat-arched with a central bay of three-window range to first and second floors carried on thin columns with moulded stucco cornice above first floor; second-floor windows flat-arched except outer pair to tower bays, which are round-arched; two flat-arched third-floor windows to towers; deep eaves to hipped roofs; the return to Highgate Hill has a lower, apsidal wing running off east and forming a choir for the commmunity; similar wing to the west; single-storey range to Highgate Hill of 1960 by Alex Watson: yellow brick with banded rustication to base, flat-arched entrance under a round-arch, and parapet coped with composition stone, shaped gable over entrance. (Building News 11 Aug 1874, 1 Jan 1875, 19 June 1875.).

Listing NGR: TQ2889287162

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
369011
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Building News' in 1 January, (1875)
'Building News' in 19 June, (1875)
'Building News' in 11 August, (1874)

Legal

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

End of official listing

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