Luton Heritage Forum

64 Bute Street

Address : 64 Bute Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0925221465

Site Status : Grade II listed

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Statutory List Description : Hat factory dated 1889, in a florid neo-Jacobean style. Luton grey bricks with stone dressings; Welsh slate roof. Three storeys, 3 bay facade, with pilasters to corners and demarcating central bay. Above it is a pediment with a central stone-edged roundel. It is stone-coped with corner pilasters and decorated moulded brick panel below. Dentil eaves and cornice. The second floor outer bay windows are casements in architrave surrounds. The centre bay has a pair of windows with semi-circular arched heads in a stone surround. Cill band. The first floor windows are all of the same style, the outer 2 of 3 lights, the centre one of 2 lights. They have stone surrounds with mullions and high level transoms. Above them is a decorated panel with a cartouche and swags of flowers under a shallow brick and stone arch. The ground floor consists of a monumental central entrance with 2 flanking windows and a left-hand secondary doorway. The whole is under a continuous entablature and dentil cornice. The doorway has a segmental pediment. Each element is divided by pseudo-marble Corinthian pilasters. There are brick stall risers with arched openings to the cellar.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to 64 Bute Street and are all within about 50 metres :

Bute Street, Hat Press
Hat Press [Draft Local List]
Bute Street
28b Bute Street - Bute Mills [Draft Local List]
Guildford Street
30 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
32 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
34 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
40a Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
47 Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
Bute Street
61 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
63 Bute Street - Great Northern Public House [Grade II listed]
66 & 68 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
70 Bute Street - George II Public House [Grade II listed]

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