Luton Heritage Forum

The Griffin Public House

Address : 9 Chapel Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0916221088

Site Status : Grade II listed

Conservation Area : This is in the Town Centre conservation area

Statutory List Description : Early C19 public house with high quality brick detailing. Mainly of grey brick with red brick dressings, Welsh slate roof. Three storeys. Three window bay facade. The outer windows to first and second floor are set in recesses with semi-circular arched heads. The windows themselves are arched double-hung sashes with glazing bars and lighter red brick heads. In the central bay the second floor has a blind window set in its own recess. The first floor has a flush dummy window with arched head. The ground floor has a simple projecting timber fascia. The doorway and windows are flanked by simple pilasters. The latter have fine glazing bars. Projecting wrought-iron inn sign attached to centre bay at first floor level. Some cobblestones remain to front of public house. Side elevation has 2 round-headed windows: upper smaller one with glazing bars similar to front elevation; lower larger one has modern sash.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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External Links

Bing Maps view - an angled aerial view centred on the current site, which is marked with a blue dot. Bing enables you to move round and view all four sides of the building (n.b. when viewing from other angles, the blue dot may not always indicate the correct building).

The Fedora & Firkin Public House - web page on the BLARS (Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service) Community Archives website.

Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to The Griffin Public House and are all within about 100 metres :

Castle Street
Red Lion Hotel [Grade II listed]
1 Castle Street - The White Hart Public House [Grade II listed]
2-8 Castle Street [Grade II listed]
5 Castle Street [Grade II listed]
George Street
1 George Street - The Nickel Bag Public House [Grade II listed]
21 George Street [Grade II listed]
23 George Street [Draft Local List]
25 George Street [Draft Local List]
27 George Street [Draft Local List]
35-39 George Street [Draft Local List]
George Street West
1 George Street West [Grade II listed]
3 George Street West [Grade II listed]
3 George Street West - Railings At Number 3 George Street West [Grade II listed]
7 & 9 George Street West [Grade II listed]
9a George Street West [Grade II listed]

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