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Former Fosters Primary School

A Grade II Listed Building in Bexley, London

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Latitude: 51.4652 / 51°27'54"N

Longitude: 0.11 / 0°6'36"E

OS Eastings: 546666

OS Northings: 176137

OS Grid: TQ466761

Mapcode National: GBR Q8.GD7

Mapcode Global: VHHNR.VFJM

Plus Code: 9F32F486+32

Entry Name: Former Fosters Primary School

Listing Date: 20 November 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031526

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468964

ID on this website: 101031526

Location: Welling, Bexley, London, DA16

County: London

District: Bexley

Electoral Ward/Division: St Michael's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bexley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: East Wickham St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 01/08/2012

TQ 47 NE

(east side)
Former Foster's Primary School

(Formerly listed as Foster's Primary School)


Formerly a school with a former schoolmaster's house. Built in 1879 for Foster's Educational Trust which had been set up on another site following a bequest of William Foster in 1727 for the education of 20 poor children. Built of brown brick with red brick dressings, some pointed tiles to gables and renewed tiled roof with ridge tiles.
PLAN: L-shaped building comprising school to left and former schoolmaster's house to right.
EXTERIOR: School of one storey and attics with prominent octagonal tiled spire with wooden louvres and cast-iron finial. Projecting gable to left with wooden bargeboards and pendant and 2 tall windows and on return lean-to with arched doorcase. Dormer with stepped mullioned windows followed by 3 mullioned and transomed casements on ground floor. A gabled porch is followed to right by a large projecting gable with 3-tier 5-light casement.
2-storey former house to right is of 2 parallel ranges and 2 storeys with chequer-work framing with pebbledashed infill to gable. One 3-light sash to first floor, a 4-light canted bay to ground floor and gabled wooden porch with bargeboard, finial and pendant.
North-east side has 4 mullioned and transomed windows and roof has courses of alternate plain and patterned tiles.
Rear elevation has end projecting gables with hipped hoist and flat-roofed dormer to central section and later flat-roofed addition in matching style and materials.
INTEROR: Not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ4666676137

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