Bryant and May Factory, Main Building, Tower Hamlets
Description: Bryant and May Factory, Main Building
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: Fairfield Road, Bow, LOndon E3 2UA
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TQ 3783 7/200 Bryant and May
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
Source: English Heritage
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