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Bryant and May Factory, Main Building, Tower Hamlets

Description: Bryant and May Factory, Main Building

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 206482

OS Grid Reference: TQ3738183247
OS Grid Coordinates: 537381, 183247
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5314, -0.0208

Location: 525 Fairfield Road, London E3 2UF E3 2UA

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E3 2UA

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Listing Text

TQ 3783 7/200 Bryant and May
Factory, main

Match factory 1909-10. Designed by Messrs Holman and Goodsham. Red brick; low
pitched roof. Concrete (?) frame. 5 storeys, with 2 tall towers of 10 stages.
L-shaped block enclosing 2 attached low wings and a tall circular chimney.
Plaster strips rising from ground to brick cornice between each bay. Segmental
headed windows with metal framed windows; small panes. Square tower to each
wing containing staircases and water storage tanks for original built in sprinkler
system; narrower segmental windows; top stage corbelled out.

An impressive building embodying the environmental requirements desirable for
the manufacture of matches.

Listing NGR: TQ3738183247

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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