Luton Heritage Forum

55 John Street

Address : 55 John Street, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0940321374

Site Status : Draft Local List

Conservation Area : This is in the Plaiters Lea conservation area

Site Description : The former corn warehouse at 55 John Street is an intriguingly late example of gothic revival design, probably built for Thomson & Sons corn merchants between 1903 and 1914.133 Built using pier and panel construction, the four storey building is dominated by giant order pointed arches springing from the piers to encompass the windows. It has been constructed using a mixture of Luton stock and red brick with concrete details, the panels incorporate decorative tiles which hint at the influence of the arts and crafts movement.

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

Site Location (OS map and aerial view)

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External Links

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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 55 John Street and are all within about 100 metres :

Bute Street
28b Bute Street - Bute Mills [Draft Local List]
Guildford Street
22a and b Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
24 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
37 & 39 Guildford Street [Draft Local List]
John Street
Melson Arms Public House [Draft Local List]

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