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Fairfield Match Works (Bryant and May)

A Grade II Listed Building in Bow East, London

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065187

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205964

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E3

County: London

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

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Listing Text

FAIRFIELD ROAD E3
1.
443l
(East Side)
Fairfield Match Works
(Bryant and May)
TQ 3783 7/52
II GV
2.
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
monogram etc.

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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