This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
BUTE STREET 1.
5123 (south-east side)
TL 0921 2/8 No 64 II GV
Hat factory dated 1889, in a florid neo-Jacobean style. Luton grey bricks with stone dressings; Welsh slate roof. Three storeys, 3 bay facade, with pilasters to corners and demarcating central bay. Above it is a pediment with a central stone-edged roundel. It is stone-coped with corner pilasters and decorated moulded brick panel below. Dentil eaves and cornice. The second floor outer bay windows are casements in architrave surrounds. The centre bay has a pair of windows with semi-circular arched heads in a stone surround.
Cill band. The first floor windows are all of the same style, the outer 2 of 3 lights, the centre one of 2 lights. They have stone surrounds with mullions and high level transoms. Above them is a decorated panel with a cartouche and swags of flowers under a shallow brick and stone arch. The ground floor consists of a monumental central entrance with 2 flanking windows and a left-hand secondary doorway. The whole is under a continuous entablature and dentil cornice. The doorway has a segmental pediment. Each element is divided by pseudo-marble Corinthian pilasters. There are brick stall risers with arched openings to the cellar.
Listing NGR: TL0925321468
Copyright IoE Mr Alan Whitcroft. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Whitcroft, Alan
Rights Holder: Whitcroft, Alan
Brick, Stone, Welsh Slate, Victorian Hat Factory, Industrial, Clothing Factory, Clothing Industry Site, Factory, Industrial Building