FINSBURY BARRACKS AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1207595
Date first listed:
28-Dec-1990
Statutory Address:
FINSBURY BARRACKS AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, CITY ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
FINSBURY BARRACKS AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, CITY ROAD

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 32777 82192

Details

ISLINGTON

TQ3282SE CITY ROAD 635-1/76/261 (West side) 28/12/90 Finsbury Barracks and attached railings

GV II

Barrack buildings for the Honourable Artillery Company. 1857. By Joseph A. Jennings. Dressed stone with ashlar dressings, roof obscured by parapet. Three and four storeys over basement, eleven-window range to City Road. The building is castellated in style, with Tudor details. Projecting centrepiece of three bays, designed as two four-storey towers flanking the entrance, with wings of four bays on either side, terminating in corner towers. The central segmental-pointed-arched entrance, with two-storey mullioned-and-transomed segmental-pointed-arched window over, is set in a recess in the centrepiece under a similar arch; the middle stage of the window consists of blank panels with carved coat of arms. For the rest, the windows are all flat-arched and generally of two and three lights, bartizans to the corner towers, the centrepiece and bartizans machicolated, the ranges between corbelled. In addition to the common chimneystacks which are rectangular in plan, there are two to the centrepiece and linked pairs to each of the corner towers which are octagonal and faced with ashlar. The north and south returns continue the elevational treatment, with an eight-window range to the north and seven-window range to the south; except that at the fourth bay the front is recessed in plan on a chamfer and the parapet ceases to be embattled, and that the window details are simpler. Cast-iron railings and gates with double rail, coat of arms of the Honourable Artillery Company on the standards, and spearhead finials.

Listing NGR: TQ3277782178

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
368749
Legacy System:
LBS

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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Date: 22 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05062/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Alistair F Nisbet. Source Historic England Archive
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