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A Grade II Listed Building in Chelmsford, Essex

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Latitude: 51.7387 / 51°44'19"N

Longitude: 0.4736 / 0°28'25"E

OS Eastings: 570892

OS Northings: 207337

OS Grid: TL708073

Mapcode National: GBR PKC.SPM

Mapcode Global: VHJK2.5K7H

Entry Name: Marconis

Listing Date: 21 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031538

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468977

Location: Chelmsford, Essex, CM1

County: Essex

District: Chelmsford

Town: Chelmsford

Electoral Ward/Division: Marconi

Built-Up Area: Chelmsford

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, St Peter and St Cedd

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

926/1/10010 Marconi's


Offices and laboratory, now offices. 1912 by W Dunn and R Watson. Brown brick with limestone dressings and red clay tile window heads. Hipped slate roof with four brick ridge stacks with stone banding. Edwardian Baroque style. Two storeys; 3:5:1:5:3 fenestration with slightly projecting central bay and projecting side wings. There is a central domed clock turret with weathervane. Central bay has open pediment set over pilasters with stone banding set on balcony with wrought iron balustrade and ground floor with panelled double doors. First floor has cartouche over 36-pane sash set in Gibbs surround. Flat red brick arches over sashes with glazing bars; dentilled stone cornice; stone banding to quoins and wings. Similar 6 bay side elevations. Attached low brick wall with painted railings and opposite the entrance brick gate piers surmounted by iron lamp holders.
INTERIOR: Fine bolection-panelled entrance hall, with decorative wrought-iron balustrade to cantilevered staircase, modillioned cornice and Baroquye-style plasterwork to ceiling. Half-glazed doors from hall to rear passages which give access via semi-circular arched screens to offices with plaster cornices.
HISTORY: The world's first purpose-built radio factory. This building also housed the laboratory where Marconi carried out his development work.

[W J Baker, "A History of the Marconi Company"1970.]

Listing NGR: TL7089207337

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