Luton Heritage Forum

Former Co-op

Address : 70 High Town Road, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0942221875

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the High Town conservation area

Site Description : Two storey former co-op building within prominent corner location. Ground floor shopfront with residential accommodation above. Shopfront is divided by glazed tile pilasters with corbels above and lead flashing. Timber fascia runs width of shopfront. First floor has central triangular gable with balustrade detailing bearing the date 1907 with three bay timber casement window below in gibbed surround with red brick arch and key stone above. Flanked on either side by four bay timber windows with gibbs surround. Chamfered corner on the edge of Brunswick Street and High Town Road with Panel above that would have borne signage or lettering. This is flanked on either side by decorative quoins and mounted by triangular pediment. Projecting roofline on either side of central gable with bracketed eaves. Decorative quoins run either side of the first floor elevation.

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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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).

70 High Town Road - web page on the BLARS (Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service) Community Archives website.

High Town Road in General - 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 Former Co-op and are all within about 200 metres :

Havelock Road
11-21 Havelock Road [Draft Local List]
High Town Road
High Town Methodist Church [Grade II listed]
High Town Methodist Church Hall [Grade II listed]
The Painters Arms Public House [Grade II listed]
Gates, Dwarf Wall And Railings To High Town Methodist Church [Grade II listed]
Bollard [Draft Local List]
2 High Town Road [Draft Local List]
5 High Town Road [Draft Local List]
48 & 48A High Town Road [Draft Local List]
Midland Road
Red Telephone Box [Draft Local List]
Station House [Draft Local List]
102 Midland Road [Draft Local List]
Wenlock Street
Church of St Matthew [Grade II listed]

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