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Paynes Wharf

A Grade II Listed Building in Evelyn, London

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Latitude: 51.4855 / 51°29'7"N

Longitude: -0.0248 / 0°1'29"W

OS Eastings: 537240

OS Northings: 178134

OS Grid: TQ372781

Mapcode National: GBR K6.4DS

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.JX7L

Entry Name: Paynes Wharf

Listing Date: 17 October 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067833

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489819

Location: Greenwich, London, SE8

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Evelyn

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Deptford St Nicholas and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

17-OCT-02 Deptford
(North side)
Payne's Wharf


Marine boiler factory, currently used for paper storage. Front part of c.1860 in Italianate style, rear part probably 1880s, and is shown on Stanford's map of 1891. Built for J Penn and Sons marine engineers. Front part of stock brick in Flemish bond with painted stone dressings. River front has moulded cornice and six giant arches with rusticated keystones, moulded impost blocks and pilasters. The arches are currently boarded up but mid C20 photographs show wooden Diocletian windows above the impost blocks and brick lower sections with metal C20 shutter-fronted openings. Side elevation has two bays with cornice, pilaster and imposts block. Two cambered openings on two floors but all are blocked except for the first floor left opening with later C19 metal-framed casement. Remainder of the building also in stock brick but English bond. Side elevation of two storeys, fifteen windows, metal casements, ground floor openings blocked. The rear elevation has four painted gables with eight cambered casements and a left side hoist flanked by side windows to the first floor and there are large blocked openings to the ground floor.
HISTORY: The engine of the world's first ironclad HMS Warrior was fitted here and also the engines of the early Dreadnought battleships. Production ceased in 1911.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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