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Vat House, Truman's Brewery, Tower Hamlets

Description: Vat House, Truman's Brewery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 205794

OS Grid Reference: TQ3388882028
OS Grid Coordinates: 533888, 182028
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5213, -0.0716

Location: B134, Poplar, Greater London E1 6SB

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 6SB

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Listing Text

In the entries for:

1. BRICK LANE E1 and E2
4431 (east side)

TQ 3382 8/99 18.7.49 Black Eagle Brewery
Truman's Brewery


the two entries shall be replaced by the following two entries:

(east side)

788-/8/99 no. 148
Vat House,
18.7.49 Truman's Brewery


Former vat house, now offices and stores. c.1800, though with a half-basement and
ground-floor remodelled c.1840s and later alterations. Stock brick with stone bands and copings.
Two storeys, attic and semi basement, the latter entered at ground level from two-storey
projecting rear. Symmetrical three-bay front to Brick Lane with blind ground-floor save for
inserted central six-panelled double doors in stone surround with console brackets and
pediment. Three round-arched tripartite metal windows over light the first floor and attic, the
latter containing the mechanism for the clock in the pediment, which rises over stone brackets
and iron tie-plates. Hexagonal cupola with weathervane.
The interior is remarkable for the forest of iron columns, with capitals, and I-section girders
inserted c.1840s. This is fully exposed in the semi-basement, where it supports a stone flagged
floor suggestive of a fireproof construction. There is evidence of a similar system on the
ground-floor amidst sub-divisions. Later panelling to staircase; the stair from first floor to attic
is of iron with an iron stick balustrade incorporating tiny volutes.

(East Side)
Black Eagle Brewery
Truman' Brewery
TQ 3382 8/99 18.7.49.
Early C19 warehouse at rear end of listed buildings on front of Brick Lane. Stock
brick with stucco bands and eaves cornice. 5 storeys. 3 bays, centre one is door
rank. Windows with segmental heads and glazing bars.

The buildings of Black Eagle Brewery, on both sides of Brick Lane, form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3388882028

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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