135-153, COMMERCIAL STREET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1357541
Date first listed:
15-Mar-1990
Statutory Address:
135-153, COMMERCIAL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
135-153, COMMERCIAL STREET

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Tower Hamlets (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 33622 81986

Details

The following building shall be added:-

Commercial Street TQ 3382 + 3381 8 + 14/6014 Nos. 135-153 (odd)

II GV

Artisans' flats, now shops and flats. 1863-4 by Henry Darbishire for the Peabody Trust. Yellow brick with red brick dressings and stuccoed window arches; gabled slate roof; brick stacks 4 storeys and attics; 23-window range of 3:2:4:2:4:2:4:2 fenestration with shaped gables to slighty projecting 2-window bays. Channelled rustication, articulated by pilasters to moulded dentilled cornice, to lower 2 storeys: mid C19 shop fronts with pilasters and half-glazed doors to Nos. 135, 139, 141, 149, 151 and 153 and flat rusticated brick arches over central doors flanked by keyed flat arches over 6-pane sashes; similar first floor windows. Keyed and stuccoed segmental arches, and ogee arches to gabled bays over 6-pane sashes to upper storeys; keyed architraves to continous attic windows. Rounded angle to Folgate Street is fronted by stack and has 3 tall windows set in rusticated semi-circular arches flanking doorway set in keyed brick architrave with pilasters to dentilled entablature. Similar elevation to Folgate Street, with pedimented entrance and without shop fronts. Interior not inspected. The earliest building erected for the Peabody Trust, and a significant example of mid-Victorian philanthropic and artisan housing: the original design incorporated shops, artisans' dwellings, laundries, drying areas and baths. (The Builder, 1863, pp 547-8; 1864, p 67; J N Tarn, Five Per Cent Philanthropy, 1973, pp 44-6; J E Connor and B I Critchley, Palaces for the Poor, 1984, pp 16-18.

Listing NGR: TQ3362281986

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
206508
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Connor, , Critchley, , Palaces for the Poor, (1984), 16-18
'The Builder' in The Builder, (1864), 67
'The Builder' in The Builder, (1863), 547-8
Tarn, N , 'The Builder' in Five Per Cent Philanthropy, (1973), 44-6

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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