Denmark Place, Holloway Road

Cowling and Wilcox on the Holloway Road sells a great range of sketch books. I’ve been filling one of them up with sketches in and around the Holloway Road.  I recently completed another stretch of this road – the part which is directly opposite Cowling and Wilcox. It’s another 1.8m long orginial which I have cropped into phone-view sized chunks, to form a record of each of the buildings.

Please drop me a line if you know any local history relating to any of these buildings which you would like me to include here.

To see the drawing in full or to order prints, please visit www.drawingthestreet.co.ukPen and ink drawing artwork of Holloway road

The Castle, 81 Holloway Road

Brick terrace georgian building Holloway Road Chloe Nails

Kwik Cars and Chloe Nails, 83 and 85 Holloway Road

pen ink and egg tempera wash of Holloway Road London

87 and 89 Holloway Road Standard Tandoori and the MTA Dance Studio

Georgian terrace Holloway Road London

Tblisi and Maverick Interiors, Holloway Road

Pen and ink drawing of London pub Wig and Gown

The Wig and Gown, Holloway Road

Pen and ink drawing of Holloway Road

D&A Binder and Yellow Cars –  101 and 103 Holloway Road

Denmark Place Holloway road London

Vagabond Cafe and Ginger Lettings located at the centre of this drawing, below the feature pediment with stone engraved with ‘1863 Denmark Place’

row of terraces on Holloway road

The Better Hearth and the Hope, with the now closed Peoples’ Club

pen and ink drawing Holloway Road London

No 115 and The Surgery, 117 Holloway Road

pen and ink drawing London architecture

Artisan Coffee and Dry Cleaners, 119 and 121 Holloway Road

Travel agent, Monumental Mason Thomas Judd

Thomas Judd, Memorial Mason, Oriental Gourmet and Travelmania

Thanks for reading – Ronnie

Charity shop drawing and italian restaurant Holloway road

Dream Community Charity Shop and Piccolo Sogno, 127 and 129 Holloway Road on the corner of the entrance to St Mary Magdalene church.

 

 

 

About ronniecruwys

Worked as a conservation architect in Staffordshire for many years, I'm now living and working in the Clyde Valley, South Lanarkshire. Drawing, sketching and exploring my new Scottish life and surroundings. Graduate of Aidan Hart's Icon Diploma course, run by the Prince's School of Traditional Arts. Please visit my other blogs https://www.icondiplomastudent.com and https://drawingthestreet.com and main website https://www.drawingthestreet.co.uk
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2 Responses to Denmark Place, Holloway Road

  1. Deryn Flanigan says:

    I’ve just had great fun comparing your sketch of this section of Holloway Road with the entries in the 1914 London Post Office Directory. “Ginger Lettings,” the middle section of Denmark Place was, back then, an ancestor of mine’s cork cutting shop. The business was run by father and son for many years, but was originally sited in Liverpool Road before relocating to this address. The son and his second wife lived above the shop at one point. Thomas Judd’s at 123 was at no.115 in 1914. Two of the buildings in the road are used for the same purposes today as they were then: No. 111, “The Hope” Dining Rooms, was originally dining rooms run by Edward William Jerome, and 117, occupied by Carroll O’Sullivan, physician and surgeon, is still a surgery today.

    • ronniecruwys says:

      Hi Deryn,
      Thanks so much for all this history – I’m delighted to hear about the life of these buildings. The Post Office directory sound a great resource, thanks for mentioning it to me. I really appreciate the time taken to write to me – this is such a helpful insight, thanks again! Best wishes Ronnie

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