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The Counting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5053 / 51°30'19"N

Longitude: -0.0842 / 0°5'3"W

OS Eastings: 533056

OS Northings: 180224

OS Grid: TQ330802

Mapcode National: GBR TG.7K

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.HFBD

Entry Name: The Counting House

Listing Date: 13 May 1971

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385968

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471388

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

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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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3380 TOOLEY STREET
636-1/2/775 (North side)
13/05/71 Nos.51-67 (Odd)
The Counting House

GV II

Warehouse and offices, now offices, shops and flats. 1887,
restored and interior rebuilt C20. By Henry Stock of Snooke &
Stock. Yellow brick with brick cornice and parapet with
pediment over central bay. C20 parapeted attic extension.
EXTERIOR: 6 storeys (former ground- and 1st-floor levels now
combined as one tall storey to street containing walkway); 15
bays. Central slightly projecting bay with brick quoins; end
bays also project and have quoins and rusticated brickwork
forming voussoirs to round 5th-floor windows. Central doorway,
2 floors high in projecting rusticated section with voussoirs
and stone key. Arcaded walkway behind leads through to Counter
Street.
Giant round-headed arches to ground- and 1st-floor openings,
now all open. 2nd-5th floor windows in colossal round-arched
recesses resting on slightly projecting 1st floor, those to
2nd-4th floors segmental-headed, those to 5th floor
round-headed; all windows with gauged-brick arches. Narrower
windows to end bays; canted angles to similarly treated 4-bay
returns.
Counter Street elevation has wider pedimented central bay, and
recessed, partly stuccoed central 5 bay section.
The southern block of Hay's Wharf complex, formerly linked to
buildings north of Counter Street by 4-storey bridges; this
block was a later addition to the Hay's Wharf complex. By the
end of the C19 the proprietors controlled most of the river
frontage between London and Tower Bridges and much of the land
behind.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Part of same complex as Hay's Galleria (qv) and has group
value with Nos 47 & 49 Tooley Street (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3307680218

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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