15, 16 AND 17, HATFIELDS


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15, 16 AND 17, HATFIELDS


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Statutory Address:
15, 16 AND 17, HATFIELDS

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

Greater London Authority
Southwark (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 31487 80324


636-1/1/421 HATFIELDS 01-JUL-88 (East side) 15, 16 AND 17 (Formerly listed as: HATFIELDS 15 AND 17)

II Former printing works, now flats, 1905, by Frank Matcham. Later alterations including conversion to flats.

MATERIALS: Reinforced concrete frame on Hennebique (Mouchel) system with brick facade and stone dressings.

EXTERIOR: Two storeys, semi-basement and full attic storey, 16 bays wide with giant pilasters rising to round-headed windows at 1st-floor level except at end pairs of bays where ground-floor openings have round-headed arches with keystones and impost capitals; 1st-floor windows above treated similarly but with round opening in spandrel. Above 1st-floor cornice, parapet (with decorative line over end pairs of bays) containing square-headed attic windows with subsidiary cornice over all but those in end pairs of bays. One pair is blocked up. Windows have small panes and metal glazing bars. Alternate bays separated by rusticated brick pilaster strips breaking through string course above 1st-floor windows. Second bay from each end has monogrammed iron gates to entrance.

INTERIOR: not inspected.

SOURCES: Twelvetrees W Noble, Concrete-Steel Buildings (1907) Concrete (1926)

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The former printing works at 15,16 and 17 Hatfields is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Historic interest: an early example of reinforced concrete construction; * Architectural interest: a vast frontage, articulated by a giant order of classical pilasters in good quality brickwork.


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Noble Twelvetrees, W , Concrete Steel Buildings, (1907)
'Concrete' in Concrete, (1926)


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: 06 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/04556/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David March. Source Historic England Archive
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