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Formerly St Pauls Presbyterian Church, Now Part of Herbert Brown Lenox Limited Industrial Premises

A Grade II Listed Building in Island Gardens, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.4922 / 51°29'31"N

Longitude: -0.0242 / 0°1'27"W

OS Eastings: 537262

OS Northings: 178875

OS Grid: TQ372788

Mapcode National: GBR K5.QL7

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.JRKG

Plus Code: 9C3XFXRG+V8

Entry Name: Formerly St Pauls Presbyterian Church, Now Part of Herbert Brown Lenox Limited Industrial Premises

Listing Date: 27 September 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065817

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206343

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Island Gardens

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Isle of Dogs

Church of England Diocese: London

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In the entry for:-
West Ferry Road, E14
TQ 3778 (East Side)
27.9.73 St Paul's Presbyterian

The description shall be amended to read:-

Former Presbyterian church. 1859, by T E Knightly. Brown Flemish band
brick with stone and polychromatic brick dressings; gabled slate roof.
One-cell plan with square sanctuary to east end. North Italian Romanesque
style. Gabled west front, of 3 stages, has semi-circular polychromatic
brick arches over central doorway with cushion capitals to engaged stone
shafts, panelled double doors and carved stone tympanum flanked by 2
boarded cast-iron windows; first-storey has continuous arcade of 9 semi-
circular polychromatic brick arches set on stone colonettes with cushion
capitals and moulded bases; panelled stone-coped parapet flanks gabled
upper stage with similar arcade of 5 arches.

Four-bay north and south elevations have semi-circular polychromatic brick
arches, over 4-light cast-iron windows; heavy stepped brick eaves courses;
clerestorey, clad in fish-scale slates, has 3-light windows each with stone
semi-circular arcade set on colonettes with cushion capitals and moulded
bases; one window to south has been removed for inserted mid C20 entry.
Plain extension of 1905 added at right angles to east end. Interior: semi-
circular sanctuary arch set on stone colonettes with inverted volutes to
cushion capitals; stone steps to balcony with panelled front set on cast-
iron columns; 4-bay roof with arch braces built of laminated timber, an
early example of its use. Foundation stone, to right of west door, was
laid by John Scott Prussel - a Scottish shipbuilder who had worked at the
nearby Napier yard on the Great Eastern and other ships; there is a
tradition that St Paul's was built to serve the needs of Scottish
ironworkers brought to work on the Great Eastern.

(Article by R J M Carr in Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol 3 (1981,
pp 264-6)

(East Side)
Formerly St Pauls Presbyterian
Church, now part of Herbert
Morris Brown Lenox Ltd.
Industrial Premises
TQ 3778 30/896
Later C19. Remarkable for use of colour and arcading. Stock brick with red and
blue brick and white stone dressings. Slate roof. Facade of 3 storeys. 3 round
headed arches to ground floor, above, brick band surmounted by 9 bay arcade.
Deeply recessed centre 3 bay windows; flanking and outer blind bays each side,
of single window. Above, shaped string course over panelled, coped blocking
course. 3rd storey of 5 bays width with similar arcading to that of 2nd storey.
Roundel above under shallow gable. Arcaded clerestory at sides of building.
Heavy brick eaves cornice. 4 large round arched windows with iron tracery along
side of building. 1 window space now filled with doors.

Listing NGR: TQ3726278875

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