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Rescuing the earliest surviving Grade I listed terrace in Islington, London

The earliest surviving terrace in London, this group of four Grade I listed houses was built in 1658. Three of them were saved from collapse by English Heritage who carried out major structural repairs and subsequently sold them to our clients, with us as architects. The houses, with temporary shop fronts at street level, were in derelict condition and a substantial part of the remaining original fabric was in need of repair.   The only surviving original ground floor brickwork, around the door to a passage between the two middle houses, was used as the pattern for rebuilding the ground floor front elevations. We worked on three of these buildings, conserving what existed of the fabric and installing bathrooms and kitchens to turn them into three individual houses.

Awards

Commended: The Geoffrey Gribble Memorial Conservation Award 1998.

This award was made in recognition of the contribution made to the quality of the environment of Islington.

The Terrace - after

The Terrace – after

The Terrace - before

The Terrace – before

New Ground floor in detail

New Ground floor in detail

Plans

Plans

Proposed elevation drawing

Proposed elevation drawing

Staircase during repairs

Staircase during repairs

Staircase sketch detail

Staircase sketch detail