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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1065827



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityTower HamletsLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 29-Dec-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 01-Jul-1983

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 206276

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THOMAS MOORE STREET El 1. 4431 London Docks 29.12.50 TQ 3480 22/771 GV Warehouse 'A' (Skin Floor including vaults The address shall be amended to read:- PENNINGTON STREET El London Docks 'A' Warehouse (Skin Floor) including vaults extending under Wapping Lane Upgrade to I and amend description to read as follows:- The Skin Floor, part of the fonner New Tobacco Warehouse is a unique, remarkable single storey building of exceptional size, built between 1811 and 1813, architect Daniel Alexander, surveyor to the London Dock Company. It is about 250 ft x 350 ft long, the space within the lofty stock brick walls (effectively the dockyard wall) has no intermediate walls at all and the roof is supported, at the widest possible span, an cast iron cross section columns with branch like V-shaped raking struts, quite the most notable feature of the design and a fascinating evolutionary stage in the earliest use of cast iron construction in London warehouses. Rakes queen post trusses, combined with king post bracing in 2 tiers with top clerestory, have a clear span of 54 ft and the supporting columns are at 18 ft centres, the V-ahaped raking struts bearing the intermediate trusses. The module of 18 ft is that of the fine brickwork vaults beneath the building. The Skin Floor is one of the earliest surviving examples in southern England of the use of cast iron in building. See report by Malcolm Tucker, GLIAS. Industrial archaeological interest.

------------------------------------ THOMAS MORE STREET E1 1. 4431 LONDON DOCKS Warehouse A (Skin Floor) including vaults TQ 3480 22/771 29.12.50 II GV 2. Circa 1804. Attributed to Rennie. 1 storey. Trussed roof of 4 wide spans with sloping queen posts and continuous lantern supported on cast iron posts and framework of interesting design. Externally of stock brick, now with corrugated iron cladding above. No windows in facade.

The listed buildings and walls etc of The London Docks form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3470080589

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National Grid Reference: TQ 34700 80589


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