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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.


List entry Number: 1195533



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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityIslingtonLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 368738

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TQ3282SE CITY ROAD 635-1/76/248 (East side) 29/12/50 No.47 John Wesley's House and attached railings


Terraced house. The residence of John Wesley 1779-1791 (LCC plaque between ground floor windows), and now the Wesley Museum. 1779, with extensive reconstruction in the 1890s, when the building became a museum. Yellow brick set in Flemish bond with dressings of stucco, stone and Coade stone, and roof of slate. Four storeys over basement, three-window range. Flat-arched entrance to left with stone architrave and cornice; the doorcase has a fluted frieze and overlight with fan-shaped decorative glazing; panelled doors of original design. All windows flat-arched with 6/6 sashes of original design to all but third floor. Frieze of Vitruvian scrolls in Coade stone forming a storey band above the ground floor; parapet. Four-window range to the left-hand return, all blank. Area railings with pinched spike finials. INTERIOR: : entrance hall with panelled dado and cornice; staircase with panelled dado, plain newel posts, stick balusters and exposed string. The front and back rooms on the ground, first and second floors all have original architraves to doors, panelled dadoes, panelled window shutters, cornices, and wooden fireplaces of modest Classical design; in addition there are fitted cupboards flanking the fireplace in the back rooms and the second-floor front room, and fine cast-iron grates in the first- and second-floor front rooms and the second-floor back room; more elaborate cornice in first-floor front room; closet for private prayer on the first floor, with panelled dado, cornice, fitted cupboard and fireplace with cast-iron grate of Classical design. (Information from Philip Temple, Survey of London).

Listing NGR: TQ3281082254

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32808 82253


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