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Warehouse. 51-53, Southwark Street, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Greater London SE1 0JF. Listed Building. 1865-1874. Architect: Unknown. [Click on these images and those below to enlarge them.] The British Listed Buildings site, describes this Grade II 5-story warehouse as constructed of “stock brick with stone dressings . . . [and with an] 8-window range, tripartite windows to corners except for top floor where they are quadripartite. According to Cherry and Pevsner, the building later housed the Menier Chocolate Factory, now a theatre of that name, art gallery, etc. ”
“The ground floor has a stone cornice supported by rusticated brick piers with stone capitals.” (British Listed Buildings). At the time of listing (1996) the ground-floor windows were boarded up, and the building has since been renovated.
Left: Rear of building. Right: “The centrally placed entrance on the main elevation has 2 doorways with segmental heads; they are flanked by Peterhead granite colonnettes with Corinthian capitals. All three 6-panel doors under segmental fanlights are original ” (British Listed Buildings).
Cherry, Bridget and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 2: South. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2003.
“51 and 53, Bermondsey” British Listed Buildings. Web. 19 October 1411.
Last modified 20 October 2011