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49, Southwark Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5046 / 51°30'16"N

Longitude: -0.094 / 0°5'38"W

OS Eastings: 532384

OS Northings: 180129

OS Grid: TQ323801

Mapcode National: GBR RG.1T

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.BF5X

Plus Code: 9C3XGW34+RC

Entry Name: 49, Southwark Street

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471344

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: St Saviour with All Hallows Southwark

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/2/709 (South side)


Warehouse, now offices. 1867 By Ernest Bates of Manchester and
London. For Robert J Bates. Stock brick with stone dressings
and low pitched slate roof. Curved corner plan with recessed
tower and hoist range to south bay of return.
EXTERIOR: 4 storeys and semi-basement, with 8-window range
including hoist bay. The top floor has a continuous arcade of
14 round-arched windows under segmental, pointed brick arches.
The 1st and 2nd floor windows are recessed, with each bay
articulated by tall chamfered brick piers surmounted at
2nd-floor level by segmental-pointed cut brick arches.
The ground-floor openings are round-arched, recessed, and
treated as a continuous arcade of slightly pointed cut brick
arches supported by brick piers with stone capitals and bases.
Elaborate and sharply cut brickwork to the bracketed cornice,
arched openings and paterae in the spandrels between the
ground-floor windows.
Unusual Gothic fenestration with plate glass survives, as does
the fanlight above the main entrance on Southwark Street, in
the extreme easternmost bay. This doorway is flanked by 2
piers of Peterhead granite colonnettes with Corinthian
capitals. The 4-panel double doors with pointed lights in the
top panels are also of an authentic design.
Projecting iron canopy to the 4th storey of tower shelters
hoist range with iron bracket; the balconies are a later
addition. Top floor of the hoist bay has a noteworthy exposed
timber roof structure.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Carefully restored during recent conversion to offices; an
excellent adaptation of High Victorian Gothic style for
commercial use. Forms a group with Nos 51 & 53 Southwark
Street (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3238480129

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