64 Bute Street

19 Jun 2000
64 Bute Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2EY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2182 IOE Records taken by Alan Whitcroft; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Alan Whitcroft. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Whitcroft, Alan

Rights Holder: Whitcroft, Alan


Brick, Stone, Welsh Slate, Victorian Hat Factory, Industrial, Clothing Factory, Clothing Industry Site, Factory, Industrial Building