The history of the Clerkenwell Green conservation area is as fascinating as the period housing stock that still stand today. This Grade 2 listed Georgian town house on Britton Street survived the demolition of much of the street in the 1870’s.
It’s widely thought that these imposing houses were once the preserve of highly skilled watch and clock makers, something the area was widely recognised for.
A change in circumstances meant that the intended refurbishment of this house, owned by the same family for around thirty years, had been on hold. And fast forward to 2018 and under the stewardship of prominent architect, Peter Morris, a lengthy planning process culminated in a near agreement of a stylish but sympathetic refurbishment of the house subject to a few changes recommended by the conservation officer which we understand would grant planning permission. Any would-be purchaser is welcome to contact us to gain an understanding of the finer details.
That said, its current layout is a more than workable solution. Yes, you’d need to plough some money in cosmetically but the short term would be a wonderfully atmospheric family home rich with period charm and ambience.
The upper floors of the five-storey building are somewhat typical of the period. Four bedrooms and two bathrooms collectively make up the top three levels, with the kitchen, and two reception spaces found on the lower floor are a combination of existing and a previous extension from many years ago.
Britton Street sits among some of the City Fringes exceptional fine restaurants and destination coffee shops; Chez Gascon, Sessions Arts Club, Quality Chop House, Moro (if you can get a table that is) and all that Exmouth Market, St. John Street, Smithfield and Clerkenwell have to offer.
Ans whilst you might not need public transport given its proximity to Shoreditch, Barbican, The City and West End, (all of which is walkable), it’s good to know that Farringdon Station an extraordinarily well-connected station is on the door step and provides services for the London Underground, Circle, Metropolitan & Hammersmith and City stop here, as well as Thameslink Rail services and the newly installed Elizabeth Line.
Brtitton Street | Clerkenwell | EC1