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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 31826 81913



TQ3181NE ST JOHN STREET 635-1/77/784 (East side) 20/12/91 Nos.34 AND 36


Warehouse of George Farmiloe and Sons Ltd, lead and glass merchants. 1868 by Isaacs. Yellow brick and granite with stucco to the ground floor and stucco dressings; roof obscured by parapet. Four storeys over basement, seven-window range. Eclectic in style. The central section, of three-window range, is slightly recessed. Plinth of polished granite, rustication to ground floor, continued as quoins either side of the wings. Central round-arched entrance with springing band, archivolt, head keystone, and five-sided arched hoodmould; stepped, segmental-arched windows immediately to either side, and broad elliptical-arched openings beyond that with head keystones, that to the left divided into two round arches by a cast-iron column with openwork decoration to the spandrels, that to the right a carriage entrance with ornate iron gates; fascia with sunk Roman letters 'LEAD & GLASS/GEORGE FARMILOE & SONS LIMITED/MERCHANTS'; cornice interrupted by corbelled and pedimented stops with Farmiloe's monogram in roundels. First-floor windows flat-arched with round-arched panels above, scrolled keystones, and decorative tympana, the central window having a central column of polished granite; second- and third-floor windows have segmental arches recessed under a flat arch with springing band, upper part of an architrave and decorative keystone; except that the central window on both floors has a flat arch and central column of polished granite, that to the second floor set under a segmental bracketed canopy, that to third floor under a round arch; dentil cornice between second and third floor. Entablature, the cornice supported by single brackets in the centre and single and paired brackets alternately on the wings; blocking course. INTERIOR reported as retaining fine staircase and panelled boardrooms. To the rear is a further range of 4 storeys and 5 bays with cast-iron galleries linking the two on several floors.

Listing NGR: TQ3185681929


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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: 21 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02843/22
Rights: Copyright IoE Peter Fuller. Source Historic England Archive
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