Luton Heritage Forum

49 Cheapside

Address : 49 Cheapside, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0925421383

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Site Description : Built between 1899 and 1900 semi-domestic in form, three storeys, directly above River Lea, of Luton Grey brick with red brick dressing in Queen Anne revival style. Three Storey, original timber joinery retained including original shopfront. Second Floor has two sliding sash timber windows with decorative red brick arches above and aprons below. First floor has central oriel bay window with moulded lead canopy above. The top windows are divided into four bays with small pane lead lights. Ground floor has timber shopfront with display window with multi-coloured glass transom lights above with etched floral design to alternate quarrels creating checkerboard pattern. Recessed lobby contains original door and panelling complete with original letter plate. A decorative string course runs below second floor windows and dentil detailing runs above where fascia would have been. The style of the aprons beneath windows and shape of oriel window suggest the form of the building took inspiration from the 'Cowpers Arms' or that both were designed by the same builder.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

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

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Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to 49 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]
53 Cheapside [Grade II listed]
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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