You are here: Home > Details for IoE Number: 470847  

Print Page

© Mr David March

IoE Number: 470847
Photographer: Mr David March
Date Photographed: 10 May 2001
Date listed: 20 June 1980
Date of last amendment: 17 September 1998
Grade II

The Images of England website consists of images of listed buildings based on the statutory list as it was in 2001 and does not incorporate subsequent amendments to the list. For the statutory list and information on the current listed status of individual buildings please go to The National Heritage List for England.

SOUTHWARK TQ3380 COUNTER STREET 636-1/2/261 (North side) 20/06/80 Hay's Galleria (Formerly Listed as: COUNTER STREET (North side) Building immediately to the rear of Nos.51-67 Tooley Street) GV II Range of warehouses with offices, now offices, shops and residential units. 1851-1857, rebuilt 1861 and C20. By W Snooke & H Stock. PLAN: the northern group of Hay's Wharf complex, formerly connected to south block fronting Tooley Street by 4-storey bridges over Counter Street. Altered, restored and rebuilt inside as U-shaped plan around wet dock (now filled in). East and west ranges: 1851-6; linking Counter Street range: 1857. Much reinstated after fire of 1861; river ends rebuilt after war damage, and again in 1980s. MATERIALS: stock brick with artificial stone dressings, C20 roof extensions. EXTERIOR: main elevation of Counter Street block facing former dock (now filled in and roofed as piazza): 3 giant storeys and attic, 5 bays, central bay wider. Ground floor has round-headed brick arches with walkway through to Counter Street. 1st and 2nd floors articulated by giant pilasters with stone bases and capitals supporting stone archivolts to round-headed 2nd-floor windows. 1st-floor windows segmental-headed. Stone entablature with cornice and pediment over central bay. Counter Street elevation similar but plainer. Similar, slightly curved elevations facing dock piazza to east and west ranges, east of 25 bays, west of 21 bays. Battle Bridge Lane elevation to east range 22 bays with advanced block to river of further 6 bays (much rebuilt). Again, similar treatment to dock elevations with artificial stone dressings and reinstated cornice. Similar Hay's Gap elevation to west range of 15 bays, with a further 6 bays (slightly projecting) towards river. INTERIOR: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: part of the vast riverside developments controlled in the mid C19 by John Humphery, for whom Cubitts were the contractors. When finished in 1857 these buildings were widely considered to be the best of their kind in London. Part of the same complex as Nos 51-67 Tooley Street (qv), which has group value with Nos 47 & 49 Tooley Street (qv).

Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.