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Former Stables at Truman's Brewery, Tower Hamlets

Description: Former Stables at Truman's Brewery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 205796

OS Grid Reference: TQ3389382075
OS Grid Coordinates: 533893, 182075
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5217, -0.0715

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 entry for:

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

TQ 3382 8/100 Black Eagle Brewery
(to north of block on Saul
Street/Brick Lane)


the address shall be amended to read "BRICK LANE E1 (east side) - no. 152 - former stables
at Truman's Brewery" and the description shall be amended to read as follows:

Former stable block to Truman's Brewery, subsequently adapted as a boiler house and now
fulfilling a variety of functions including offices and a music hall. 1837 by J Davison, AMICE,
with later additions and alterations. Stock brick, with a system of internal iron roof trusses
surviving internally. Rectangular composition to front, extended to rear when the horses gave
way to a boiler house and a chimney added in 1929-30.
Regular 16-bay, three-storey facade to Brick Lane, each bay having one round-arched metal
casement and one round window in arcade surround linked by ground-floor plinth and second
floor band at impost level. Heavy cornice and frieze leads eye to central aediculed pediment
with black eagle which gave the brewery its traditional name. Return elevation to Buxton
Street with metal casements in arcaded surrounds, some renewed brick heads. The interior
partially retains a fireproof iron floor construction, most complete at the southern end.
Sources: Survey of London, vol.XXVII, 1957
Civil Engineer and Architects' Journal, December 1837

4431 (East Side)
Black Eagle Brewery
(to north of block on
Saul Street/Brick Lane)
TQ 3382 8/100
Early C19. Yellow stock brick. Cornice with blocking course has centre piece
above with panel and pediment, eagle on apex. 3 storeys, 16 windows, arcade of
recesses enclosing those of 1st and 2nd floors, those of 1st floor in spread,
segmental arches, 2nd floor; majority are bull's eye windows. Ground floor is
plain with entrance doors irregularly placed and moulded band above.
The north return elevation is in Buxton Street.

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

Listing NGR: TQ3389382075

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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