Queen's Square, Finsbury Avenue

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Survey of London: Volume 8, Shoreditch. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1922.

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Ground landlords, etc.

Messrs. C. and T. Fox and Mr. A. C. Brown are the owners and occupiers of Nos. 5 and 7 respectively.

Description and date of structure.

This little square, which forms a short cul-de-sac, seems to have just escaped demolition when Broad Street Goods Station was developed, and, being now hidden away behind modern City offices, causes an agreeable surprise.

No. 5 (Plate 88), which extends across the west end of the square, consists of three storeys constructed in red-brick facings with gauged arches. The windows are flush with the wall, those on the ground floor having shutters, a common feature of the 18th century. The majority of the window sashes retain their small panes. The central entrance has a moulded deal door-case, with Doric pilasters supporting a moulded pediment over a semicircular fanlight. Internally the rooms are small and plain, and contain nothing of special interest.

The south side of the square is similarly treated, the doorway to No. 7 having a pedimented door-case.

Condition of repair.


In the Council's collection is:—

(fn. 1) General view of exterior.


  • 1. Reproduced here.