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Old Aberdeen Wharf, Tower Hamlets

Description: Old Aberdeen Wharf

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 September 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 206323

OS Grid Reference: TQ3481880026
OS Grid Coordinates: 534818, 180026
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5031, -0.0590

Location: Wapping New Stairs, Poplar, Greater London E1W 2 E1W 1PN

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1W 1PN

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Listing Text

TQ 3480 22/790 GV No 94
(Old Aberdeen Wharf)
The following shall be added to the end of the description:-
The riverside elevation of the warehouse has a now unique, monumental stucco
facade, the former openings blocked up and painted. Plinth with panelled
pedestals carrying a giant Tuscan order through 2 storeys. Terminal pilaster
backed by outer quarter pilasters, the 5 bays between them articulated by
engaged columns with quarter pilasters to the outer side of the end bay columns.
Frieze and band cornice broken forward over the capitals. Tall blind attic-parapet
slightly stepped back in the upper register and stripped of some of its original
detailing apart from the articulating dies. Shallow semi-circular arched panels
rise from the plinth. First floor tall blind round headed windows, set on
sill band, with flat surrounds, impost strings and keystones to arches.

4431 (South Side)
No 94
(Old Aberdeen Wharf)
TQ 3480 22/790
C19, first half. Stock brick with slate roof. Blue brick dressings. 4 storeys,
3 windows. Western extension has 1 double door on each floor. Windows with glazing
bars. Wall cranes.

The iron railings and paved roadway of Wapping Pier Head form a group with
Nos 1 to 15 (consec) and No 4½, Town of Ramsgate Public House, Oliver's Wharf
and this section of the wall and entrance to London Docks, and 4 Bollards,
Wapping Old Stairs, Wapping High Street.

Listing NGR: TQ3481880026

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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