New homes and heritage conversions in Stoke Newington:a former school in north-west London get tops marks for arched windows and vaulted ceilings

Listed West Hackney Parochial School has been transformed into nine houses boasting original features, and former textile factory Cotton Exchange has been turned into 35 loft-style apartments...

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Back in the 1830s, master builder Thomas Cubitt cut his teeth in Stoke Newington, before moving on to create Belgravia for aristocratic landlord Grosvenor Estate.

Lovely West Hackney Parochial School is a remnant from this period, a listed gem that fell on hard times with Stoke Newington’s 20th-century decline, first morphing into a snooker hall and ending up as an electricals storage warehouse.

Now the building, called Grange Hall, has been remodelled into nine highly individual houses with original features such as arched windows and vaulted ceilings. 

Prices from £1,025,000. Call Hamptons International on 020 3369 4382. 

Cotton Exchange is another one of the area’s heritage conversions, with 35 loft-style apartments fashioned out of a former textile factory. Prices from £375,000 to £850,000. Call 020 3451 1544. 

Nearby, Stokey offers new build, too. Clissold Quarter is a scheme of 158 apartments in three crisply designed blocks clad in warm brick and bronze alongside 54-acre Clissold Park, with its tennis pavilion, ornamental lakes, butterfly dome, paddling pool, market garden and listed villa/café.

Prices start from £475,000. Call Higgins Homes on 020 8498 6509.

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