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The Cardamon Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5034 / 51°30'12"N

Longitude: -0.0737 / 0°4'25"W

OS Eastings: 533794

OS Northings: 180027

OS Grid: TQ337800

Mapcode National: GBR WH.L8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.NGXW

Plus Code: 9C3XGW3G+8G

Entry Name: The Cardamon Building

Listing Date: 20 January 1982

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471327

Location: North Bermondsey, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bermondsey St Mary Magdalen, St Olave, St John and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/2/692 (South side)
20/01/82 The Cardamon Building
(Formerly Listed as:
'H' 'I' 'J' 'K' and 'VI' Warehouse
range, Butler's Wharf)


Warehouse range. 1884-86 and 1891-92, being converted for
retail and residential use at time of survey. Stock brick with
white brick dressings and Portland stone coped parapets to
Shad Thames front elevation of 19 bays and returns to Curlew
Street (5 bays, one blind) and Lafone Street (3 bays).
5 and 6 storeys, 4 storeys to Curlew Street return. The 4 bay
section to right on corner with Lafone Street has ground and
mezzanine floors occupied by office/shop fronts framed by
cast-iron pilasters with lotus leaf capitals and with
cast-iron mullions to broad window frames; girder entablature
returned to Lafone Street with similar pilaster details.
The rest of the range has a pedimented door and 3 hatch ranks
with bull-nosed reveals to front elevation, and pale brick
segmental arches to windows. Similar windows to returns.
A feature of the front elevation is the steel gangway bridges
(now replaced in replica) at 2nd- and 5th-floor levels linking
the building with the Butler's Wharf riverside range (qv) on
the north side of the street.
INTERIOR: in 4-bay section to right a brick vaulted basement
carries the double-height ground floor with encased circular
cast-iron columns supporting a timber floor. Similar cast-iron
and timber construction to upper floors.
Main internal construction: brick jack vaults supporting
ground floor; cast-iron columns supporting similar vaults and
concrete screed to 1st floor; upper floors with cast-iron
cruciform columns supporting timber floors.
This landward warehouse range has a crucial relationship with
the Butler's Wharf riverside block, forming the longest group
of surviving bridged warehouses in the Docklands.

Listing NGR: TQ3379480027

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