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Description: Main Building and Council Chamber of Dagenham Civic Centre
Date Listed: 24 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 198262
OS Grid Reference: TQ4951986869
OS Grid Coordinates: 549519, 186869
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5609, 0.1556
Main building and Council
Chamber of Dagenham Civic
TQ 48 NE 3/9
Built in 1936. Architect E Berry Webber. Modern style. Built of mulberry
coloured stocks laid mainly in English Bond with Portland stone dressings.
Symmetrical facade of 3 storeys and semi-basement. Central Portland stone
portico of higher elevation with 4 slim clustered columns and 3 reliefs with
Civic Shield and personifications of some main industries of the area. Glazed
staircase hall behind. The central staircase hall is flanked by wings of
13 bays each and further bay of 2 storeys; the whole having glazed semi-circular
staircase projections at each end. Metal framed casements, the first floor
windows having cornices and cast iron flower guards. Stone parapet, band
and plinth. Cast iron guards to semi-basement. Semi-circular Council Chamber
to rear, behind central staircase hall. Some modern rear extensions do not
detract from the original design.
Listing NGR: TQ4951986869
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Source: English Heritage
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