Luton Heritage Forum

27 George Street

Address : 27 George Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0919021146

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Town Centre conservation area

Site Description : Built in 1915 for Boots the Chemist in style of 17th century Sparrow's House, Ipswich. Exterior roughcast rendered with steeply pitched tiled roof. Plan of one x four window bays. Two storeys and attics. Deep moulded eaves cornice on carved timber corner brackets. Gabled elevation to George Street with plaster cartouche in apex. Attic with curved bay window flanked by two single light casements, windows with continuous heavily moulded cornice. First floor bay below second floor curved bay with high level transom and central pair of casements with arched, fanlight-like head. Geometric leading and decorated plasterwork, including roof corner cornices with pilasters stretching the height of the first floor more reminiscent of Jacobean strapwork than traditional exterior pargetting throughout. NW elevation in similar style.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

Reasons for inclusion on local list : Architectural, Aesthetic and Artistic Interest

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).

27 George Street - web page on the BLARS (Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service) Community Archives website.

Francis Frith photo, c.1950 - a photo from about 1950 on the Francis Frith website which shows 25 and 27 George Street (visible to the right of the Corn Exchange).

Francis Frith photo, c.1955 - a photo from about 1955 on the Francis Frith website which shows 25 and 27 George Street.

Francis Frith photo, 2005 - a photo from 2005 on the Francis Frith website which shows 25 and 27 George Street.

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 27 George Street and are all within about 100 metres :

Castle Street
Red Lion Hotel [Grade II listed]
1 Castle Street - The White Hart Public House [Grade II listed]
2-8 Castle Street [Grade II listed]
5 Castle Street [Grade II listed]
Chapel Street
9 Chapel Street - The Griffin Public House [Grade II listed]
George Street
1 George Street - The Nickel Bag Public House [Grade II listed]
21 George Street [Grade II listed]
23 George Street [Draft Local List]
25 George Street [Draft Local List]
32 George Street [Grade II listed]
35-39 George Street [Draft Local List]
36 George Street - Former ’Waterstones’ building [Draft Local List]
George Street West
1 George Street West [Grade II listed]
Park Street
2 & 4 Park Street [Draft Local List]

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