Description: 51 and 53, Southwark Street
Date Listed: 16 April 1996
English Heritage Building ID: 471345
OS Grid Reference: TQ3235780133
OS Grid Coordinates: 532357, 180133
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5046, -0.0944
TQ3280 SOUTHWARK STREET
636-1/2/710 (South side)
16/04/96 Nos.51 AND 53
Warehouse. 1865-1874. Stock brick with stone dressings. Roof
hidden behind brick and stone bracketed cornice. Rectangular
plan with curved corners to returns.
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys, 8-window range, tripartite windows to
corners except for top floor where they are quadripartite.
3-window ranges to returns, the centre of each a hoist bay.
Most openings are segmental-arched, doubled and round to top
floor; side lights to tripartite corner windows are also
round-arched. Many windows retain their original sashes: 1x1
to top floor, 3x3 to 2nd and 3rd floors, and 6x6 to 1st floor.
Some 2nd-floor sashes are missing. Ground-floor windows were
boarded over at time of survey.
The ground floor has a stone cornice supported by rusticated
brick piers with stone capitals. The side entrance on the
curved east corner has a segmental keyed head and round-arched
windows to either side. The centrally placed entrance on the
main elevation has 2 doorways with segmental heads; they are
flanked by Peterhead granite colonnettes with Corinthian
capitals. All three 6-panel doors under segmental fanlights
Lower brick structure to the rear with segmental-arched
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Tender mentioned in the "Builder" of 1865, but the structure
does not appear to have been occupied until 1874. Forms a
group with No.49 (qv).
Listing NGR: TQ3235780133
Source: English Heritage
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