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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
Entry Name: A Warehouse,metropolitan Wharf
Listing Date: 1 July 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1242453
English Heritage Legacy ID: 441853
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1W
District: 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
WAPPING WALL E1
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
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