ROYAL ARSENAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1289022

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1989

Statutory Address: ROYAL ARSENAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, 125-153, POWIS STREET SE18

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Location

Statutory Address: ROYAL ARSENAL COOPERATIVE SOCIETY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING, 125-153, POWIS STREET SE18

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Greenwich (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 43329 79051

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History

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Details

TQ 4379 8/1

POWIS STREET, SE18, Nos 125-153 (odd) (RACS Headquarters Building)

II

Large commercial premises with retail outlet. 1903, by F Bethell for Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society. Red brick with terracotta dressings; slate roof. Italian Renaissance style. 2 to 3 storeys; symmetrical 21-bay facade. Mid C20 plate-glass windows to ground floor. Central 3-storey, 11-bay range: central 4- storey clock tower has terracotta facade articulated by fluted composite pilasters to each storey, semi-circular moulded arch set on Composite jambs to doorway, statue of Alexander McLeod (Society's Treasurer) by A. Drury set in open-pedimented aedicule with Composite pilasters, raised relief lettering bearing Society's motto etc to 2nd and 3rd storeys, and console cornice beneath copper-domed clock tower with segmental pediments set on half-columns to angled corners; first floor has 2-light semi-circular arched windows with decorative spandrels revealed in segmental-arched moulded architraves with pilasters; similar semi-circular arched architraves to second floor windows; bays are separated by Composite pilasters with enriched ornament to first-floor console cornice with enriched panelled frieze and to 2nd floor dentilled cornice with scrolled frieze; gabled outer bays, faced in terracotta, have canted bay windows with balustrade parapet and fluted Composite pilasters. 2-storey, 5-bay outer bays, in similar style, each have balustrade parapet and central scroll-pedimented dormer with Composite pilasters flanking Ipswich window. The style of this building consciously imitated Harrods of Knightsbridge.

Listing NGR: TQ4332979051

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 398173

Legacy System: LBS

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