Luton Heritage Forum

53 Cheapside

Address : 53 Cheapside, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0926321391

Site Status : Grade II listed

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Statutory List Description : Built in 1882 as the Cowper Arms, a temperance tavern. Brick, pebble dash, tile roof. Three storeys, 3 bays. Triple gable with finials and heavy plain bargeboards, shaped tiles in apexes, and 2 side scroll brackets. Three 3-light windows with moulded mullions and transoms and cill. Second floor is jettied with moulded bressumer with brackets under. First floor symmetrical with 2 outer oriels and 2 inner single light windows with aprons. There is a cornice with dentil course underneath supporting 4 small pediments over the bay divisions of the ground floor. Bay windows to centre and right, door to left hand up 2 steps, some panelling surviving. Cellar with doors below ground floor windows. Decorated and dated heads to rainwater gods.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to 53 Cheapside and are all within about 100 metres :

Bute Street
28b Bute Street - Bute Mills [Draft Local List]
43 Bute Street - The Engine Public House [Draft Local List]
47-53 Bute Street - Former Vyse’s Hat Factory [Draft Local List]
55 Bute Street [Draft Local List]
61 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
63 Bute Street - Great Northern Public House [Grade II listed]
64 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
66 & 68 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
70 Bute Street - George II Public House [Grade II listed]
Bute Street, Hat Press
Hat Press [Draft Local List]
Cheapside
49 Cheapside [Draft Local List]
Guildford Street
22a and b Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
24 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
30 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
32 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
34 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
37 & 39 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
40a Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
40 Guildford Street [Grade II listed]
47 Guildford Street [Grade II listed]

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