Luton Heritage Forum

2-6 Cardigan Street

Address : 2-6 Cardigan Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0883321535

Site Status : Draft Local List

Site Description : Former Hat factory (not shown on 1880s map but exists on 1920s map). Some original features remaining including line shafting visible through the window of the corner building and pullys attached to the overhead shaft which would have driven machinery via belts. The 1938 street directory shows numbers 2 & 4 as being occupied by Hat Materials Ltd and still listed as this in 1970. In 1975 Lea Boxes Ltd are listed at the address, a firm which still exists in Luton but now located in Camford Way. Lea Boxes, originally established in 1938, manufactured hats, until becoming cardboard box manufacturers during the war years.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest; Group Value and Contribution to Built Environment

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 2-6 Cardigan Street and are all within about 200 metres :

Cardigan Street
1-5 Cardigan Street - Cardigan Mews [Draft Local List]
Manchester Street
11 & 13 Manchester Street [Draft Local List]
29-39 Manchester Street [Draft Local List]
New Bedford Road
7 New Bedford Road [Grade II listed]
Upper George Street
Christ Church [Grade II listed]

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