Description: Brown and Pank Warehouse
Date Listed: 9 January 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 231969
OS Grid Reference: SP7542959762
OS Grid Coordinates: 475429, 259762
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2309, -0.8970
Brown & Pank Warehouse
SP 7559 7/201 9.1.73
1887. Rises direct from river, Italian Renaissance style structure of brick
with stone dressings 2-2-1-2-2 bays. Round headed arches with bases just above
the river level with stone archivolts and keystones. Pilasters between bays.
Centre has panelled pilasters flanking round-headed arch but stopping prematurely.
1st and 2nd floors have rusticated pilasters between bays. Segmental headed
cast iron windows, the lower parts brick filled. Keystones to heads. Centre
has projecting suspended tower of rectangular shape with battered sides. Decorative
window surround to 1st floor; louvered opening to 2nd floor. Entablature all
round tower over. At 3rd floor level the outer pilasters (on corner piers) end
in Florentine capitals and the others end above 1st floor in pediments with acroteria;
round arched feature over. The windows are 3-3-3-3 narrow round headed ones with
keystones the centre ones all blocked. The tower has an arched feature with
Florentine capitals. Above this storey is a cornice with an un-windowed attic
contaning full length horizontal panels. Above the outer pilasters (or corner
piers) are round arched features. Elaborate dentilled and modillioned eaves
cornice going all round building and hipped slate roof. The tower continues
with arched and louvred window console bracketted eaves and a square lead-covered
spire with concave sides and finial. Side elevation to road has seven narrow
round headed windows to 3rd floor and similar corner piers and horizontal panel
board on eaves. 2nd floor has 2 segmental headed windows, one with later flush
blocking and the other original blank. Partly built against; far end largely
built against and featureless save for corner piers etc.
Listing NGR: SP7542959762
Source: English Heritage
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