FORMER GRANT'S DEPARTMENT STORE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1252987
Date first listed:
16-Sep-1994
Statutory Address:
FORMER GRANT'S DEPARTMENT STORE, 14, 16 AND 18, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
FORMER GRANT'S DEPARTMENT STORE, 14, 16 AND 18, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Croydon (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 32311 65499

Details

The following building shall be added:

TQ 3265 CROYDON HIGH STREET (west side) 1005-/9/10015 nos. 14, 16 and 18 (former Grant's Department Store)

GV II

Former department store. 1894 by Metcalfe and Jones for Grant Brothers. Four main storeys with attics above. Red brick with grey brick diapering and extensive stone dressings. Symmetrical seven-bay facade. Ground floor with modern shop front, fascia obscured. From it ascend semi-octagonal attached columns at ends and either side of central bay; similar columns define other bays but project from corbels. First floor has three pairs of windows with four-centred arches under flat stone entablatures which flank two narrow central windows with a decorative panel forming the initials 'GB'. In the band above, decorative lettering reads: 'MILLINERY/RIBBONS - LONDON HOUSE - LACE/GLOVES - SILKS/DRESSES - LONDON HOUSE - MANTLES/LINENS'. The bays above these windows are arranged 1-2-1 either side of projecting canted oriel, all with stone dressings. Cornice above third floor decorated with leaves and panels. The central oriel has a turret with ogee cap and octagonal pillars projecting above the parapet and supporting heraldic beasts. A further tower rises one storey higher behind, with an open decorated parapet.

Listing NGR: TQ3230865506

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
436111
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15696/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Evans. Source Historic England Archive
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