5-25 (consecutive) Milner Square, and attached railings


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5-25, Milner Square, London, N1 1TL


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Statutory Address:
5-25, Milner Square, London, N1 1TL

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

Greater London Authority
Islington (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31525 84032


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 24/10/2011

TQ3184SW 635-1/52/627

ISLINGTON MILNER SQUARE (east side) Nos.5-25 (consecutive) and attached railings

(Formerly listed as MILNER SQUARE (east side) Nos.1-25 (consecutive) and attached railings), previously Listed as: MILNER SQUARE (East side) Nos.1-50 (Consecutive))


GV II Terraced houses, now flats, forming eastern half of oblong square. 1841 by Roumieu and Gough; pilastered entrances altered in the 1930s and entire square remodelled and restored 1978 by Islington Council. Grey and beige brick set in Flemish bond with stucco dressings and ground-floor; roofs and party-wall stacks obscured by parpets. Side-hall entrance plan with staircase. Austere Neoclassical style.

Square is strongly unified and idiosyncratic composition, forming an oblong but extending into the two exit roads at the narrow ends (with re-entrant corners, the outer angles of which are rounded). Four storeys with basement, three windows each. Continuous giant order to first and second floors composed of pilastrade that rises from ground storey entablature to strong unbroken stucco entablature above second storey. Broad brick pilasters with raised edges squeeze intervening first and second floor sashes, which are separated horizontally by wide moulded-stucco panels. First floor full-length 3/3 sashes with margin lights and simple iron balconettes; second floor with 2/2 sashes with margin lights and iron foliated pattern window guards. Ground-floor two windows wide; steps rise to projecting entrance bay: recessed doorway with pilaster jambs carrying corniced-head, three-panelled door, rectangular overlight and flanking pilasters. Tripartite ground-floor sash set in panelled recess. Brick arcade to third floor with narrow blind arches above pilasters alternating with margined sashes in-line with sashes to middle storeys. Plain stucco parapet; stucco band indicates where cornice has been removed. Attached iron railings with arrowhead finials and stanchions and smaller similar intermediate finials. A further four houses to south. Milner Place, by the same architects in similar but milder style, links Milner Square with Gibson Square. Milner Square is important for the radical logic of its design, of a type rarely seen outside Scotland and the North, and unlike anything in London.

Listing NGR: TQ3152584032


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

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Date: 07 Jun 2004
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