2011

TQ3482 : York Hall, Old Ford Road

taken 13 years ago, near to Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, England

York Hall, Old Ford Road
York Hall, Old Ford Road
You might just be able to make it out behind the jumble of street furniture and other clutter. Pevsner describes it as "rather ordinary Neo-Georgian", but I quite like it. Under the red brick and Portland stone dressings is a reinforced concrete frame. Note too the distinctive lettering. Built by A.E. Darby, Bethnal Green Borough Surveyor and Engineer, in 1929, providing baths, swimming pool and other facilities. It is now owned by Tower Hamlets Council and provides similar facilities except that, according to a disgruntled-sounding Wikipedia page, now you have to pay for what used to be free.

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Geographical Context: Sport, Leisure other tags: Inter-War Architecture Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Bethnal Green Road [62] · Tower Hamlets [11] · Bath [6] Other Photos: · Mayfield House, Cambridge Heath Road · York Hall, Bethnal Green (built 1926-1929) ·
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TQ3482, 532 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen Richards   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 4 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 November, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3499 8298 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.7761N 0:3.3217W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3495 8294
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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