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IoE Number: 471388
Location: THE COUNTING HOUSE, 51-67 TOOLEY STREET (north side)
Photographer: Mr David March
Date Photographed: 28 September 2001
Date listed: 13 May 1971
Date of last amendment: 13 May 1971
Grade II

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SOUTHWARKTQ3380TOOLEY STREET636-1/2/775(North side)

SOUTHWARK TQ3380 TOOLEY STREET 636-1/2/775 (North side) 13/05/71 Nos.51-67 (Odd) The Counting House GV II Warehouse and offices, now offices, shops and flats. 1887, restored and interior rebuilt C20. By Henry Stock of Snooke & Stock. Yellow brick with brick cornice and parapet with pediment over central bay. C20 parapeted attic extension. EXTERIOR: 6 storeys (former ground- and 1st-floor levels now combined as one tall storey to street containing walkway); 15 bays. Central slightly projecting bay with brick quoins; end bays also project and have quoins and rusticated brickwork forming voussoirs to round 5th-floor windows. Central doorway, 2 floors high in projecting rusticated section with voussoirs and stone key. Arcaded walkway behind leads through to Counter Street. Giant round-headed arches to ground- and 1st-floor openings, now all open. 2nd-5th floor windows in colossal round-arched recesses resting on slightly projecting 1st floor, those to 2nd-4th floors segmental-headed, those to 5th floor round-headed; all windows with gauged-brick arches. Narrower windows to end bays; canted angles to similarly treated 4-bay returns. Counter Street elevation has wider pedimented central bay, and recessed, partly stuccoed central 5 bay section. The southern block of Hay's Wharf complex, formerly linked to buildings north of Counter Street by 4-storey bridges; this block was a later addition to the Hay's Wharf complex. By the end of the C19 the proprietors controlled most of the river frontage between London and Tower Bridges and much of the land behind. INTERIOR: not inspected. Part of same complex as Hay's Galleria (qv) and has group value with Nos 47 & 49 Tooley Street (qv).

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