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The Geffrye Museum

A Grade I Listed Building in Haggerston, Hackney

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Latitude: 51.5317 / 51°31'54"N

Longitude: -0.0763 / 0°4'34"W

OS Eastings: 533533

OS Northings: 183179

OS Grid: TQ335831

Mapcode National: GBR W5.02

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.MRJM

Entry Name: The Geffrye Museum

Listing Date: 3 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424239

Location: Hackney, London, E2

County: Hackney

Electoral Ward/Division: Haggerston

Built-Up Area: Hackney

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Chad Haggerston

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

1. KINGSLAND ROAD E2
5013
(East Side)
-----------------
No 136
(The Geffrye Museum)
TQ 3383 30/281 3.1.50.
I

2.
Erected circa 1715 by the Ironmongers' Company on land purchased by the bequest
of Sir Robert Geffrye (d 1704). Long, U-shaped range of 2 storeys and basement,
15 bays in side wings and 20 at either side of central chapel in main east range.
Chapel is taller, with 2 long, round-headed, windows flanking door in architrave
with cornice on consoles, and tablet over with inscription. In niche above reproduction
of figure of founder. Pediment above with clock and bell-cupola over. Whole building
is of stock brick with red brick dressings and stone quoins to chapel. Tiled roofs,
original, wood modillion cornice. Sash windows with glazing bars (mostly replaced)
in moulded flush frames. Every 5 bays a 6-panel door with radial fanlight (replaced).
Semi-circular stone steps to main entrance, plain steps to others, all with cast
iron handrails. Small 1-storey lodge at west end of south wing. Almshouses acquired
by LCC in 1910 and opened as a museum of the furniture trade in 1914 after internal
alterations, mainly removal of upper floors and breaching partitions. Small graveyard
to north of building.


Listing NGR: TQ3353383179

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

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