York

82 Islington High St,
Islington,
N1 8EQ

Like the Drapers Arms and the Camden Head, this pub is not one of London’s Real Heritage Pubs but it is a grade II listed building and the listing description is as follows: “Public house. Late C18 or early C19, with pub detailing probably of 1872 and pub frontage of c.1900. Yellow brick, stucco dressings, polished granite to the pub frontage, roof obscured by parapet. Three storeys, five-window range to Islington High Street. The ground-floor pub frontage runs from Islington High Street round into Duncan Street, including a single-storey wing to the east; Corinthian pilasters of pink polished granite, fascia and cornice; windows lack characteristic pub glass but have glazing bars and metal grilles of 1872 or c.1900; recessed entrance at east end of Duncan Street front has presumably original woodwork and decorative glass; westernmost bay in Duncan Street has relief-moulded and coloured tilework of c.1900; corner entrance converted to a window. Only the Islington High Street facade has windows to the upper floors: all flat-arched with eared and shouldered architraves of moulded stucco, except that the three middle windows on the first floor are each flanked by a pair of engaged Corinthian columns supporting entablature and central pediment.The southern edge of the building marked by vermiculated quoins; at the northern edge, a curved public house signboard to two storeys. Stucco band with pub inscription below modillion cornice, parapet. The Duncan Street facade has a stucco panel with moulded frame to upper storeys, and cornice details much simplified. The interior has a late C19 bar back with embossed coving and some decorative mirror-glass, but also some alterations; late C19 bar counter, also altered. All partitions and other fittings now lost.”

The York featured on the Rows, Squares and Terraces: Evening Crawl of Islington in August 2011.