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The Engine Public House

Address : 43 Bute Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0916321400

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Site Description : One of at least six public houses, all built in the late 1850s and early 1860s, within the Plaiters' Lea Conservation Area. The pub was originally built in 1865 on the site of the old cottages and a blacksmith's yard. Rebuilt in 1900 on larger plot so the earlier form of the building is unknown, however there is a marked similarity in form of both the Wheelwright Arms and the Desert Rose (formerly The Cooper's Arms) Arcaded ground floor door and window arches. Stone bands to first floor. Prominent central gabled dormer.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Historic Interest; Group Value and Contribution to Built Environment; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

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 Engine 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 Engine Public House and are all within about 100 metres :

Bute Street
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]
53 Cheapside [Grade II listed]
Guildford Street
34 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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