NUMBERS 1 TO 3 (CONSECUTIVE) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1208278
Date first listed:
29-Sep-1972
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 TO 3 (CONSECUTIVE) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 1-3, PERCY CIRCUS

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 TO 3 (CONSECUTIVE) AND ATTACHED RAILINGS, 1-3, PERCY CIRCUS

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 30948 82826

Details

ISLINGTON

TQ3082NE PERCY CIRCUS 635-1/67/686 (East side) 29/09/72 Nos.1-3 (Consecutive) and attached railings

GV II

Three irregular terraced houses. Forming a short cresent between Great Percy Street and Prideaux Place on the eastern side of a circus built on steep hill. 1841-1843; terraces along northern portion of circus destroyed in war. Circus laid out and probably designed by William Chadwell Mylne for the New River Estate. Gold and brown stock bricks set in Flemish bond with banded stucco ground-floor with channelling and stucco dressings; roofs obscured by parapet except rear of no. 1 which has artificial-slate mansard roof, brick party-wall stacks. Side-hall entrance plan to no. 2, others with entrance to left and right return wall in Great Percy Street and Prideaux Place. Four storeys and basement; 1 window each. Steps rise to recessed doorway with pilaster jambs carrying corniced-heads, rectangular 2-light overlight and double or 4-panelled door (no. 3 C20 door). Ground-floor with original (no. 1) and altered tripartite (no. 3) and 6/6 (no. 2) sashes. 1st floor stucco sill band to full-length 8/8 (no.1), 6/6 (no. 2) and 2/2 tripartite (no. 3) architraved sashes with console-bracketed cornices and individual iron bracketed cast-iron balconies with palmette pattern railings. 2nd floor 6/6 architraved sashes with keystones; 3rd floor stucco sill band to gauged-brick flat arched 3/6 sashes. Stucco cornice (no. 1 removed) and blocking course. Left return (no. 1): blind windows, on upper floors with gauged-brick flat arches. Right return: C20 sashes punched into solid brick wall. Attached cast-iron porch and area railings with urn finials. History: Percy Circus was one of the last additions to the New River Estate and named in honour of Robert Percy Smith, one of the governors of the New River Company. The Circus suffered extensive damage in the 2nd World War and 2 ranges along its northern side were destroyed by bombing; in 1968 a 3rd was pulled down in order to build the Royal Scot Hotel. Percy Circus is one of London's few circuses and its only residential one.

Listing NGR: TQ3094882826

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
369202
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: 13 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16344/20
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