Luton Heritage Forum

40 Guildford Street

Address : 40 Guildford Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0919721483

Site Status : Grade II listed

Statutory List Description : Impressive hat factory building dated 1905, in debased Jacobean style. Colourwashed brick with Welsh slate roof. Five storeys and attics, five bay facade. Central turret is fronted by Jacobean gable surmounted by small pediment bearing date; paired pilasters with frieze having swag decoration above two small casement windows. Parapet with flat columns at bay divisions, two topped with finials. Dentil eaves cornice. Upper three storeys divided into bays by plain pilasters; three light casements with slightly arched heads. Single keystones to fourth floor and triple keystone motif to second and third floors. Moulded cill cornice to second floor, and similar shallow cornice above first floor linking keystones to first floor windows. These have arched heads springing from capitals of rendered pilasters stretching down to the ground. Three central ground floor windows with slightly arched heads and keystones. Left hand doorway replaced by modern window. Recessed double doors up five steps to right.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

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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 40 Guildford Street and are all within about 50 metres :

Bute Street, Hat Press
Hat Press [Draft Local List]
Guildford Street
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]

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