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Statutory Address:

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

Greater London Authority
Islington (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31734 82060



TQ3182SE ST JOHN'S SQUARE 635-1/74/806 (East side) No.27


Single house, now offices and workshops. 1876 by Richard Norman Shaw for Sir Edmund Lechmere. Red brick set in English bond, roof of tiles. Five storeys, three-window range. Ground floor has shop or workshop front of early C20 date; first- and second-floor windows segmental-arched with dripmoulds and keystones of gauged brick, two windows grouped to the left, one narrow one to the right, those to the second floor having moulded brick sills; moulded brick storey band merging into eaves cornice; dormers to two floors in the roof, the lower broad and flat-roofed, the upper narrower with hipped roof. INTERIOR: much altered apart from an original fireplace with cast-iron grate in the former ground-floor front room, and the right-hand entrance hall and staircase which are wrapped round the north-east corner of St John's Gate (q.v.), the stonework of which is exposed to the hall and staircase: panelled partition to hall, dogleg stair with stick balusters, additional flight with moulded risers and panelled dado in first-floor passage leading into St John's Gate. Sir Edmund Lechmere had employed Shaw to restore St John's Gate in 1873-4. (Andrew Saint: Richard Norman Shaw: 1976-: P.412.).

Listing NGR: TQ3174182050


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Saint, A, Richard Norman Shaw, (1976), 412


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: 04 May 2001
Reference: IOE01/03771/04
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