General view of Equitable House from the south-west

1 Apr 2021
Equitable House, General Gordon Place, Woolwich, Greenwich, Greater London Authority, SE18
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Photographer's note: 'Building Society Headquarters, 1935. (Lionel U.) Grace and (W. G.) Farmer, architects. Thomas & Edge, Ltd, contractors. Portland stone walls, Westmoreland slate tile roof. Three-storey-plus-attic range of 11 bays with central entrance and prominent two corner site. 3 storeys of Portland Stone with mansard roof of Westmoreland slate tile. Central projecting portal in Baroque Deco style with pairs of columns framing openings. Five bays of windows to each side. Rusticated plinth at ground floor. Keystones at ground floor windows. Double brass panelled doors to main and side entrances with 'EQUITABLE HOUSE' in serif capitals over. First and second floors plain stone with recessed metal-framed multi-pane windows. Streamline wings motif at facade- with human face to main entrance and owl face to side entrance. Projecting cornice above second floor with parapet. Secondary corner entrance with broken segmental-arch pediment at ground floor. Double-height window in curved corner portal with clock and parapet. Woolwich Equitable Building Society founded in 1847 and this was their headquarters after moving from Powis Street also in Woolwich.'.


This is part of the Job: 2K/32090 Woolwich, Greenwich, Greater London; within the Volume: VF000537 High Streets Heritage Action Zone: Woolwich; within the Series: HEC01/054 High Streets Heritage Action Zone: Woolwich; within the Collection: HEC01 Historic England


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Photographer: Redgrave, Christopher: Historic England


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