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Latitude: 51.4166 / 51°24'59"N
Longitude: -0.0537 / 0°3'13"W
OS Eastings: 535437
OS Northings: 170418
OS Grid: TQ354704
Mapcode National: GBR JH.H3Z
Mapcode Global: VHGRF.0NYD
Entry Name: The Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Asylum (46 Almshouses)
Listing Date: 7 February 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1040012
English Heritage Legacy ID: 358480
Location: Bromley, London, SE20
Electoral Ward/Division: Penge and Cator
Built-Up Area: Bromley
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Penge St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: Rochester
HIGH STREET, PENGE, SE20
The Royal Watermen's &
Lightermen's Asylum (46 almshouses)
TQ 37 SE 1/210 7.2.73.
These Almshouses for aged watermen and lightermen were built in 1839-4.
Architect George Porter. The ground was given by J Dudun Brown. They form
3 sides of a courtyard. 2 storeys. White brick. In the centre of the
main block are 2 square towers of 4 storeys each with ogee-shaped lead
cupolas and a clock-face and wind vane face respectively in the top storey.
Between is a crow-stepped gable containing a royal cartouche and below an
oriel window of 2 tiers of 5 lights on the first floor and a 4 centred
archway on the ground floor. On each side of this central feature the
centre block has 7 windows and 2 gables. The side blocks at right angles
have 13 windows and 5 gables each. Projecting cloister to the whole.
A balustrade completes the 4th side with 3 entrances flanked by brick
piers surmounted by heraldic beasts.
Listing NGR: TQ3543570417
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