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Greater London Authority
Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 36894 81033


COMMERCIAL ROAD E14 1. 4431 Limehouse TQ3681 17/11 No 680 II

2. Corner site with Beccles Street. Dated 1901 and built as the Passmore Edwards Sailors Palace. Niven and Wigglesworth: architects. A finely detailed neo Tudor Arts and Crafts design. The west wing has been rebuilt beyond the "gate house". Portland stone basement and ground floor, upper 3 floors of warm red brick with stone dressings and "pargeted" leaded panels. The "gate house" on the corner has octagonal turrets flanking a 3 storey oriel over the low arched entrance. Rich carving to the arch (with good Arts and Crafts lettering) and console tops and with a "figure head" keystone rising up to the oriel. The latter has mullioned transomed leaded lights. The 6 bay return way to Beccles street has segmental arcade of windows to ground floor, tripartite with leaded lights and thin panelled pilaster-mullions. The windows to upper floors are vertically linked as flat "oriels" with "pargeted" aprons, corbelled stone cornices over those on top floor; windows have 4 leaded, stone mullion-transom lights. The parapet finishing of this elevation has broad and short alternating shallow stone coped crenels. The basement area has simple Arts and Crafts iron railings.

Listing NGR: TQ3689781010


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 19 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/06825/23
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