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Description: 8, Ballast Quay Se10
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200200
OS Grid Reference: TQ3893878284
OS Grid Coordinates: 538938, 178284
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4864, -0.0003
786/15/151 BALLAST QUAY SE10
Also Known As: 5, UNION WHARF SE10
Early-C19 terraced house with minor later alterations.
EXTERIOR: Narrow house is of a single window bay and now of 4 storeys with parapet. To left, a narrow, 6-panelled door (late-C20 replacement) with cornice head and plain fanlight, in stucco-lined reveal under round, gauged brick arch. To right, a 6/6 wooden sash window (late-C20 replacement) under finely gauged brick flat arches at ground, first and second floor. A fourth floor was created in 1993 with the insertion of an additional window.
INTERIOR: Not inspected.
HISTORY: The houses in Ballast Quay constitute the earliest wave of development in this area in the first half of the C19 and are shown on Wyld's map of 1827. Further development occurred at adjoining streets the 1840s and 1850s under the direction of William Coles Child, head of a prominent coal-importation business. Ballast Quay, and nearby streets such as Pelton Street, are also notable for the rare survival of 1860s granite setts street-paving. This was laid by Coles Child to support the delivery of coal from the Greenwich waterfront. Ballast Quay was originally called Union Quay but was renamed because ships with discharged cargoes were laden with local gravel from this point.
No 8 Ballast Quay is a good example of the early development of the Docklands area that essentially retains its early-C19 character, has considerable group value with the other listed houses on Ballast Quay, and that adjoins an important survival of an historic street surface.
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Source: English Heritage
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