Luton Heritage Forum

Hat Press

Address : Bute Street, Hat Press, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0924821457

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Site Description : Hat press machine donated to the Borough by William Hornman chairman of the British Hat Guild. Placed on the north east corner of Bute Street and Guildford Street as a symbol of Luton's heritage at the gateway to the town from the railway station.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Association with Individuals or Events of Special Local Value

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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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 the Hat Press and are all within about 50 metres :

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]
40 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]
64 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
66 & 68 Bute Street [Grade II listed]
70 Bute Street - George II Public House [Grade II listed]

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