Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road West: Sheet fifteen

Building: 43 Photo: E9

History:

Part of house and stable forming continuation of terrace to rear, later corn chandlers and additional store added in mock tudor style in 1920’s.

George King Limited – photographic studio

Current Use:

43 london rd E9

The Hardware Centre – garden and general hardware retailer on both floors.

Description:

On two floors with mock tudor gable end. Ground floor timber shop front with central single door and single pane display windows each side and square fanlight windows over. White painted plaster stall riser and pilasters each side of frontage moulded as stone ‘quoins’. Substantial green projecting blind with out-of-scale white lettering ‘The Hardware Centre’ fixed to top of projecting white fascia supported at ends on black painted single brackets. Shop front returned on LHS with wider display window under green painted fascia. First floor black and white mock framing with central four light casement bay window, fixed lights over and lead glazed. Lead flashing to bay with black and white curved plaster under cill.

Roof slate, lead flashed.

Comment:

Modest undistinguished building spoilt by pavement display of goods for sale.

Importance: C

Not included in previous survey.