The Hop Exchange, Southwark
Description: The Hop Exchange
Date Listed: 13 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 471343
OS Grid Reference: TQ3258180171
OS Grid Coordinates: 532581, 180171
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5049, -0.0911
Location: 24 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TY
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TQ3280SE SOUTHWARK STREET
636-1/17/708 (North side)
The Hop Exchange
(Formerly Listed as:
Commercial premises built as hop and malt exchange with
offices and showrooms. 1866, By RH Moore. Stuccoed with
EXTERIOR: 6 internal storeys and basement, but 3 giant storeys
and basement on front. 39 bays. Extended ground-floor order of
modified Corinthian half-columns of cast-iron resting on
basement plinths with service doors between. Grand off-centre
entrance portico rising through 2 storeys, 3 segmental-arched
openings with masks on keys, the central opening wider. Keys
support cornice and pediment which has eagle at apex and
relief scene of brewing trade in tympanum. Elaborate iron
gates with decoration of hop plants in entrance openings.
1st-floor segment-arched windows have plate tracery,
architraves resting on cornices of lower Corinthian order and
keystones which support cornice. 2nd floor has round-arched
windows with plate tracery between pilasters with impost
capitals. Parapet above has recessed corbelled section above
INTERIOR: has galleried court of 4 levels under sky-light.
Cast-iron balconies to upper 3 floors with balustrades
elaborately decorated with hop plant decoration and monograms.
Top storey rebuilt at a reduced height, and original glass and
iron roof to exchange hall replaced after fire of 1920.
Listing NGR: TQ3256380172
Source: English Heritage
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