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44-52, Commercial Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Spitalfields & Banglatown, Tower Hamlets

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Latitude: 51.5173 / 51°31'2"N

Longitude: -0.0733 / 0°4'23"W

OS Eastings: 533784

OS Northings: 181578

OS Grid: TQ337815

Mapcode National: GBR WB.P8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.P445

Plus Code: 9C3XGW8G+WM

Entry Name: 44-52, Commercial Street

Listing Date: 3 April 2001

Last Amended: 17 January 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246631

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487068

Location: Spitalfields and Banglatown, Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Spitalfields & Banglatown

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Spitalfields

Church of England Diocese: London

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788/14/10135 44-52
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44-52 Commercial Street, E1, LB Tower Hamlets.
Warehouse, c1868. Architect Unknown. Yellow brick with extensive moulded stone dressings. Twenty bay faƎade of four storeys, including four loading bays. Two bay return to Wentworth Street. Ground floor consists of a regular arcade with arched openings resting on champfered square capitals. First and second floors have rectangular window openings with keystones and gauged window arches set within hood moulds; third floor has arched windows with keystones. Continuous plat bands at second and third floor levels. Heavy moulded cornice to parapet. Cast iron cranes with circle enriched spandrels survive in situ to the northernmost two loading bays. Original sash windows largely survive in situ. Interior retains cast iron columns.
A good and little altered example of mid-Victorian commercial premises, dating from the first decade of this new street. The first occupants are recorded in the directories for 1869.

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