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Latitude: 51.5313 / 51°31'52"N
Longitude: -0.022 / 0°1'19"W
OS Eastings: 537299
OS Northings: 183231
OS Grid: TQ372832
Mapcode National: GBR K3.C3F
Mapcode Global: VHGQV.KRQZ
Entry Name: Fairfield Match Works (Bryant and May)
Listing Date: 27 September 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1065187
English Heritage Legacy ID: 205964
Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E3
District: Tower Hamlets
Electoral Ward/Division: Bow East
Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Paul Old Ford
Church of England Diocese: London
FAIRFIELD ROAD E3
Fairfield Match Works
(Bryant and May)
TQ 3783 7/52
Date stone 1874 but factory founded in 1861. Commended for the excellence of its
working conditions as early as 1862.
Administrative building of stock brick with red and bluc brick dressings. Brick
and stone capped eave cornice. Roof not visible. 3 storeys, 15 bays width.
Southern 3 bays and 1 to north of entrance have gothic arches containing 1st and
2nd floor windows. Windows mostly unbarred sashes. Entrance asymmetrically placed.
Pediment above alsightly advanced entrance block with central gothic arch. Clock
in tympanum with stone shields and bas relief carving. Stone faced ground floor
with entance doors; flanking windows and decorative plaques with the firm's
The buildings and wall of the listed part of Fairfield Match Works form a group
important in both the social and economic history of Bow.
Listing NGR: TQ3729983231
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