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15, 16 and 17, Hatfields

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5066 / 51°30'23"N

Longitude: -0.1068 / 0°6'24"W

OS Eastings: 531487

OS Northings: 180324

OS Grid: TQ314803

Mapcode National: GBR NG.53

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.3DDF

Plus Code: 9C3XGV4V+J7

Entry Name: 15, 16 and 17, Hatfields

Listing Date: 1 July 1988

Last Amended: 25 February 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385596

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470999

Location: Borough and Bankside, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/1/421 HATFIELDS
01-JUL-88 (East side)
15, 16 AND 17

(Formerly listed as:
15 AND 17)

Former printing works, now flats, 1905, by Frank Matcham. Later alterations including conversion to flats.

MATERIALS: Reinforced concrete frame on Hennebique (Mouchel) system with brick facade and stone dressings.

EXTERIOR: Two storeys, semi-basement and full attic storey, 16 bays wide with giant pilasters rising to round-headed windows at 1st-floor level except at end pairs of bays where ground-floor openings have round-headed arches with keystones and impost capitals; 1st-floor windows above treated similarly but with round opening in spandrel. Above 1st-floor cornice, parapet (with decorative line over end pairs of bays) containing square-headed attic windows with subsidiary cornice over all but those in end pairs of bays. One pair is blocked up. Windows have small panes and metal glazing bars. Alternate bays separated by rusticated brick pilaster strips breaking through string course above 1st-floor windows. Second bay from each end has monogrammed iron gates to entrance.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

SOURCES: Twelvetrees W Noble, Concrete-Steel Buildings (1907)
Concrete (1926)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The former printing works at 15,16 and 17 Hatfields is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: an early example of reinforced concrete construction;
* Architectural interest: a vast frontage, articulated by a giant order of classical pilasters in good quality brickwork.

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