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Vat House, Truman's Brewery

A Grade II Listed Building in Spitalfields & Banglatown, London

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Latitude: 51.5213 / 51°31'16"N

Longitude: -0.0716 / 0°4'17"W

OS Eastings: 533888

OS Northings: 182028

OS Grid: TQ338820

Mapcode National: GBR X8.2T

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.Q102

Entry Name: Vat House, Truman's Brewery

Listing Date: 18 July 1949

Last Amended: 24 March 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205794

Location: Tower Hamlets, London, E1

County: London

District: Tower Hamlets

Electoral Ward/Division: Spitalfields & Banglatown

Built-Up Area: Tower Hamlets

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Spitalfields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entries for:

1. BRICK LANE E1 and E2
4431 (east side)

TQ 3382 8/99 18.7.49 Black Eagle Brewery
Truman's Brewery


the two entries shall be replaced by the following two entries:

(east side)

788-/8/99 no. 148
Vat House,
18.7.49 Truman's Brewery


Former vat house, now offices and stores. c.1800, though with a half-basement and
ground-floor remodelled c.1840s and later alterations. Stock brick with stone bands and copings.
Two storeys, attic and semi basement, the latter entered at ground level from two-storey
projecting rear. Symmetrical three-bay front to Brick Lane with blind ground-floor save for
inserted central six-panelled double doors in stone surround with console brackets and
pediment. Three round-arched tripartite metal windows over light the first floor and attic, the
latter containing the mechanism for the clock in the pediment, which rises over stone brackets
and iron tie-plates. Hexagonal cupola with weathervane.
The interior is remarkable for the forest of iron columns, with capitals, and I-section girders
inserted c.1840s. This is fully exposed in the semi-basement, where it supports a stone flagged
floor suggestive of a fireproof construction. There is evidence of a similar system on the
ground-floor amidst sub-divisions. Later panelling to staircase; the stair from first floor to attic
is of iron with an iron stick balustrade incorporating tiny volutes.

(East Side)
Black Eagle Brewery
Truman' Brewery
TQ 3382 8/99 18.7.49.
Early C19 warehouse at rear end of listed buildings on front of Brick Lane. Stock
brick with stucco bands and eaves cornice. 5 storeys. 3 bays, centre one is door
rank. Windows with segmental heads and glazing bars.

The buildings of Black Eagle Brewery, on both sides of Brick Lane, form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3388882028

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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