Description: Caspian House
Date Listed: 9 August 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 336388
OS Grid Reference: SE1693833170
OS Grid Coordinates: 416938, 433170
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7946, -1.7443
5111 EAST PARADE BD1
SE 1633 SE 37/468 (Caspian House)
Corner site with Peckover Street. A fine ashlar sandstone warehouse/office palazzo
with bevelled corner, built in 1871 and designed by Eli Milnes. Five-storeys with
semi-basement; reeded plinth, alternate, deeply rebated, pulvinated and reeded
courses to basement; deep pulvinated band course to raised ground floor which has
reeded courses throughout. Moulded sill courses to first and second floors. Deep
moulded eaves cornice on modillion brackets. The bevelled corner (lighting circular
stair well) is flanked on upper floors by foliate capped pilasters with rusticated
shafts. First floor corner window has carved architrave surround and console brackets
to segmental pediment with iron finial. Balcony on large carved consoles above doorway.
The latter has rustication returned with deep reveals, rinceaux carved doorhead and
roll moulded arch carved with vine leaves shell and scrollwork carved in tympanum.
The basement windows of this warehouse, as with others in the area, have finely
wrought iron grilles of abstract geometric design.
Listing NGR: SE1693833170
Source: English Heritage
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