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Description: Behrens Warehouse
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336384
OS Grid Reference: SE1695433118
OS Grid Coordinates: 416954, 433118
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7941, -1.7441
5111 EAST PARADE BD1
SE 1633 SE 37/465 (Behrens Warehouse)
One of the largest of the warehouse/office blocks in the precinct known as "Little
Germany". Imposing corner site with Peckover Street. Designed for S L Behrens in
1873 by the Milnes and France partnership. Five tall storeys and semi-basement,
ashlar sandstone finely dressed. A grand but functional design with restrained
Italianate details. 14 window range to East Parade and 10 window return to Peckover
Street. Deeply rusticated basement, the windows to Peckover Street having fine
Greek key and wheel patterned cast iron grilles. Deep sill band to ground floor with
the bays articulated by V grooved pilastrade. Deep frieze and projecting cornice
above with blocking course as sill course to first floor windows. The latter one
also pilastraded and have stilted segmental archivolt arches. Bracket cornice over
first floor. Plain windows on sill bands to upper floors. Prominent eaves cornice
supported by large console brackets. Tall banded, corniced chimneys of Venetian
derivation. Massive portal with waggonway adjacent at end of East Parade elevations
paired banded pilasters with capitals formed of 4 giant acanthus leaves flank the
portal, entablature with bracket cornice and balustraded stone balcony above with
flanking dies. The waggonway, of the same proportions as the portal, has the ground
floor sill band and rustication returned into reveals; fine cast and wrought iron
gates with baluster rails in Greek key and wheel framework, valance of similar
pattern with date and name of owner. The gates, in the usual way, give access to
the loading bay with hoist through full height of warehouse.
Listing NGR: SE1695433118
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Source: English Heritage
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