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4-7, Puma Court, Tower Hamlets

Description: 4-7, Puma Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 March 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 206509

OS Grid Reference: TQ3372781828
OS Grid Coordinates: 533727, 181828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5195, -0.0740

Location: Commercial Street, Poplar, Greater London E1 6QG

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E1 6QG

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:-

TQ 3381
14/6015 Nos 4-7 (consecutive)


Row of 4 houses. c.1740, with early C19 alterations. C18 Flemish band brick
with string courses to rear; early C19 (c.1830) Flemish bond brick cladding to
front and to part of rear elevation; rear wing to No 7 of slate-hung timber
frame; plain tile, slate and pantile gambrel roof; brick ridge stacks to party
walls. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys and attics; 4-window range. Nos 4 and 5
have early C19 (c.1830) shop front with dentilled cornice, pair of panelled
doors with overlights to No 5 and half-glazed door with overlight and late C19
plate-glass sashes framed by pilasters to No 4; No 6 has pair of C20 doors
flanking late C19 shop front; No 5 has cambered brick arch over C20 door with
overlight. Cambered brick arches over horned and unhorned sashes; panelled
shutters flank ground-floor window to No 5, the third floor window of which has
been replaced by a plate-glass sash. Some C18 sashes with glazing bars to rear;
C18 rear wing to No 4 heightened in early C19. Interior: No 4 has C18 plank and
muntin screens and quarter-turn staircase with winders and panelled partition to
closed string; straight-cut panelled dados to first and second floors, and
similar panelling to first-floor frontroom. No 5 has similar panelled dados,
panelled rear first-floor room and panelled stair hall with H-hinges to panelled
door and quarter-turn staircase with stick balusters to closed string and
engaged column-on-vase balusters to newel posts. No 7 has c.1830 staircase,
early C19 archway to rear left room which has C18 panelled dado (probably reset),
and C18 panelled room to first floor. A rare survival of small-scale 18th
century urban dwellings, and unique as the last surviving alley of small
weavers' houses in Spitalfields; this side of Puma Court was developed from the
late 1730s.

Listing NGR: TQ3372181827

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Source: English Heritage

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