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Waterloo Block, Tower Hamlets

Description: Waterloo Block

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 November 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 206503

OS Grid Reference: TQ3362080607
OS Grid Coordinates: 533620, 180607
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5086, -0.0760

Location: A3211, Poplar, Greater London E1W 1 EC3N 4AB

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC3N 4AB

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Listing Text

TQ 3380
21/888 Waterloo Block


Barracks, now museum and offices. 1845. Squared and coursed limestone with
ashlar dressings; slate roof; stone stacks. Castellated Gothic Revival style
with Domestic Tudor details. 3 storeys; 19-window range. Corbelled crenellated
parapet over recessed central bay, with ogee-arched window over Tudor-arched
3-light windows above pointed-arched doorway, which is flanked by octagonal
turrets with lancets and gargoyles to string course beneath crenellated parapet.
7-bay ranges, with crenellated parapets and Tudor-arched 2-light transomed
windows set in recessed bays, are terminated by slightly-projecting square
towers, each with corbelled crenellated parapet, similar fenestration and
corbelled square bay window. Other elevations in similar style. Interior:
remodelled in mid C20, but retains some segmental brick vaulting. Built to
accommodate nearly 1,000 soldiers, after 1841 fire had destroyed Grand Storehouse
on site.

Listing NGR: TQ3362080607

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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