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26 and 28, Cole Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.499 / 51°29'56"N

Longitude: -0.0926 / 0°5'33"W

OS Eastings: 532498

OS Northings: 179508

OS Grid: TQ324795

Mapcode National: GBR RJ.CT

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.BLX7

Plus Code: 9C3XFWX4+HX

Entry Name: 26 and 28, Cole Street

Listing Date: 23 October 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385401

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470794

Location: Chaucer, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Chaucer

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark St George the Martyr with St Alphage and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/5/875 (South West side)
23/10/95 Nos.26 AND 28


Warehouse. 1826-27. By William Chadwick, builder. Brick in
Flemish bond. Hipped roof of slate. Roughly rectangular in
plan, approx 27m to each long side.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys. Long elevation has range of 8 windows,
the 3rd and 6th functioning as hoist ranges. Entrance to right
party wall. Short return has 3-window range articulated by
shallow brick arcade spanning first, 2nd and top floors. The
windows on the return have been rebuilt, but follow roughly
the plan of those on the long elevation and thus do not
compromise the structure's historic character. Ground floor of
the return is blind except for pair of small windows at lower
left. All openings segmental-arched; windows to long elevation
with original cast-iron lattice glazing. Glazing to hoist
range appears also to be original. C19 hoist arm to top of
right-hand hoist range.
Rear elevation has blind brick arcades similar to those on the
return, 5 in number.
INTERIOR: plan on original lease now in the Guildhall Library
shows an interior divided into 5 bays by slender uprights; the
latter are reported to be timber. The bays backing the hoist
ranges are slightly wider than the rest.
A good example of early C19 warehousing and remarkably
complete. Constructed as the large houses in Trinity Church
Square were being completed (qqv), it illustrates the rapid
transformation of the area from suburban to commercial use in
the 3rd decade of the C19.
(Merrick's Charity, Cole Street leases, 1817-1952: Ms

Listing NGR: TQ3249879508

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