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A Warehouse,metropolitan Wharf

A Grade II Listed Building in St Katharine's & Wapping, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5066 / 51°30'23"N

Longitude: -0.0523 / 0°3'8"W

OS Eastings: 535270

OS Northings: 180430

OS Grid: TQ352804

Mapcode National: GBR J9.X1B

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.1DQC

Plus Code: 9C3XGW4X+J3

Entry Name: A Warehouse,metropolitan Wharf

Listing Date: 1 July 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242453

English Heritage Legacy ID: 441853

Location: St. Katharine's and Wapping, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: St Katharine's & Wapping

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Peter London Docks

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

4431 'A' warehouse,
TQ 3580 23/6 Metropolitan Wharf

C1870 stock brick warehouse. Five bays, originally of 4 storeyes with a heavy, moulded,
bracketed cornice, but with 2 further storeys added, soon after first build, with
parapet coping. Central rank of glazed and panelled hatches in same reveal cutting
through cornice into added top floors. Flanking windows have guaged segmental arches
and iron framed small pane glazing. Elevation to wharf: similar but with deep rendered
band instead of cornice. Interior has timber floors, the beams supported by cross
section iron columns with console shaped flanges to caps and "shoe" heads housing the
beams. Altogether this and the warehouses covered by the next six entries: 'B' and 'C'
Warehouse, Metropolitan Wharf; 'D' Warehouse; Metropolitan Wharf; Jubilee Wharf; Nos 78
and 80 Lusks Wharf, lower Olivers Wharf; No 82, New Crane Wharf and 'E' 'F' 'G' and 'H'
Warehouse, New Crane Wharf (qv) form probably the most impressive warehouse group on the
quayside, once typical but now rare. The simple but effective architectural treatment
includes giant niches, pediments and Doric columns.

Listing NGR: TQ3527080430

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

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