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680, Commercial Road E14

A Grade II Listed Building in Limehouse, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5117 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.0287 / 0°1'43"W

OS Eastings: 536894

OS Northings: 181034

OS Grid: TQ368810

Mapcode National: GBR K4.HFL

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.G86H

Entry Name: 680, Commercial Road E14

Listing Date: 1 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441616

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E14

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Limehouse

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Limehouse

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

COMMERCIAL ROAD E14
1.
4431 Limehouse
TQ3681 17/11 No 680
II

2.
Corner site with Beccles Street. Dated 1901 and built as the Passmore Edwards
Sailors Palace. Niven and Wigglesworth: architects. A finely detailed neo Tudor
Arts and Crafts design. The west wing has been rebuilt beyond the "gate house".
Portland stone basement and ground floor, upper 3 floors of warm red brick with
stone dressings and "pargeted" leaded panels. The "gate house" on the corner has
octagonal turrets flanking a 3 storey oriel over the low arched entrance. Rich
carving to the arch (with good Arts and Crafts lettering) and console tops and
with a "figure head" keystone rising up to the oriel. The latter has mullioned
transomed leaded lights. The 6 bay return way to Beccles street has segmental
arcade of windows to ground floor, tripartite with leaded lights and thin
panelled pilaster-mullions. The windows to upper floors are vertically linked
as flat "oriels" with "pargeted" aprons, corbelled stone cornices over those
on top floor; windows have 4 leaded, stone mullion-transom lights. The parapet
finishing of this elevation has broad and short alternating shallow stone coped
crenels. The basement area has simple Arts and Crafts iron railings.


Listing NGR: TQ3689781010

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