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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.

Name: BURRELL'S WHARF,THE 3 WORKS RANGES WEST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE YARD INCLUDING SOUTH WEST CORNER CHIMNEY STACK

List entry Number: 1242620

Location

BURRELL'S WHARF,THE 3 WORKS RANGES WEST OF THE MAIN ENTRANCE YARD INCLUDING SOUTH WEST CORNER CHIMNEY STACK, WEST FERRY ROAD E14

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityTower HamletsLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Jul-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 441842

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History

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Details

WEST FERRY ROAD E14 1. Isle of Dogs 4431 Burrell's Wharf, the TQ 3778 30/2 GV 3 works ranges west of the Main Entrance Yard including south-west corner chimney stack II

2. C1860, built as part of the Millwall Ironworks and with some later alterations and extension on conversion to paint works at the end of the C19. Three parallel stock brick ranges, that beside main yard and set further back from river front the largest side elevations of 3 lofty storeys with large segmental arched windows through 2 storeys and similar large windows to top floor. Massive, corbelled gable end towards road has triple group of blocked round arched windows beneath apex. Against the south gable end towards the river and commanding the site is a Vanbrughian parapeted water tower with blind arcading to top hamper. A later works entrance screens the ground floor towards the wharf. Inside there are timber floors in part still supported by original, tall cast iron columns. The roof structure has coupled queen post collar trusses over 8 broad bays; the attic floor laid over the tie beams apparently served as a mould floor. The east elevation to the main yard has a lean-to against the high ground floor with a 1½ storey parapeted centrepiece containing the main entrance. The lower parallel west rouges have hipped slate roofs. Stock brick with engineering brick dressings and some red brick trim to the parapeted centre pieces of the sides. Segmental arched windows. Interior structure has undergone some later alterations with concrete encased stanchions and girders. Built against the south end of the westernmost range, on the river front a substantial circular chimney stack lopped of its upper third. Historically interesting site. The Millwall Ironworks site had its heyday slightly earlier than the presumed C1850 date of the present buildings. From 1855-58 Sir William Fairbairn built early iron ships here and undertook the model tests for the development of the Menai Tubular Bridge. He was succeeded by John Scott Russell who built the "Great Eastern" for Brunel here (launching site adjoins). In 1860 the site was acquired by the shipbuilder C J Mare and. the existing buildings are now some of the very few remaining, representative of London's once extensive shipyards. The whole group, dominated by the water tower and the chimney stacks, forms an imposing mass seen from the Thames and the Surrey Shore.

Listing NGR: TQ3757078400

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National Grid Reference: TQ 37570 78400

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