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Old Poplar Town Hall and Council Offices, Tower Hamlets

Description: Old Poplar Town Hall and Council Offices

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 July 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 441621

OS Grid Reference: TQ3780180782
OS Grid Coordinates: 537801, 180782
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5092, -0.0157

Location: Woodstock Terrace, Poplar, Greater London E14 0DJ

Locality: Tower Hamlets
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E14 0DJ

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
4431 No 117 (Old Poplar Town
Hall, Council Offices)
TQ 3780 25/902


The address shall be amended to read "Poplar High Street, E14".

These buildings were added to the list by the 16th amendment dated 1st
July 1983.


4431 No 117 (Old Poplar
TQ 3780 25/902 Town Hall, Council Offices)
Dated 1870, built on a corner site with octagonal tower capped by finialed copper
dome holding the corner. Stock brick with Portland stone dressings and some
polychromy in a High Victorian free Gothic with some Venetian detailing. Two
storey wings abutt the corner tower, that to north along Woodstock Terrace taller
and of more Venetian inspiration with coupled and quadrupled groups of tall
narrow windows divided by granite foliate copped shafts, to the piano mobile and
with deep stone bracketed eaves cornice to steep hipped slate roof. The west wing
has a steep gable end slate roof with gabled dormers and stone coped gables. The
corner tower has more ornate detailing with bracket cornice and pierced work
parapet over first floor; dog toothed eaves cornice to dome and with gablets to
alternate narrower faces. Shafted portal with carved archivolt and spandrels.
Vermiculated dwarf walls support cast iron area railings terminating in pedestals,
those flanking doorway surmounted by Gothic shaft cast iron lamp standards.

Listing NGR: TQ3780180782

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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