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Quernmore Secondary School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bromley, Bromley

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Latitude: 51.4158 / 51°24'56"N

Longitude: 0.0146 / 0°0'52"E

OS Eastings: 540192

OS Northings: 170453

OS Grid: TQ401704

Mapcode National: GBR M0.GCY

Mapcode Global: VHHNX.6PL1

Entry Name: Quernmore Secondary School

Listing Date: 10 January 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055761

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358514

Location: Bromley, London, BR1

County: Bromley

Electoral Ward/Division: Plaistow and Sundridge

Built-Up Area: Bromley

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Plaistow St Mary (Bromley)

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

Quernmore Secondary School
TQ 47 SW 6/41 10.1.55.


Originally called Plaistow Lodge. This House was built about 1777 by Peter
Thelusson who died in 1797. His will, dated 1796, in which he directed that
the income from his estate should be accumulated during the lives of all his
children, grand-children and great grand-children living at his death and
then distributed to the male representatives of his sons' families, when it
was wtimated that it would amount to approximately £100,000,000 was the
cause of the passing of the Accumulations Act 1800, commonly called the
Thelusson Act, which still governs the question of the accumulation of income.
From 1822-57 the house was the residence of the Banker, Walter Boyd, who
looked after English interests in Frame from 1792-1815. It has been a
school since 1896. It consists of a centre and 2 wings. The centre had 5
storeys and 5 windows on the west or entrance front. The ground floor is of
rusticated ashlar with recessed round-headed windows having panels of
balustrading below and keystones above. The 1st and 2nd floors are of stock
brick with 4 stone pilasters having composite capitals, an entablature with
paterae above the pilasters, a modillion eaves cornice and a pediment over
the 3 centre window bays. Windows in moulded architrave surrounds with panels
of balustrading below them and glazing bars intact. Those on the 1st floor
have a frieze of fluting and paterae and pediments over, the outer ones
triangular, the inner ones curved, the centre window being a serliana.
Large stone porch with fluted Doric columns and half-glazed doors both in
front and at the sides. The wings consist of linking portions and end
pavilions. The former have 2 storeys and 3 windows each, the outer window
bay on each side curving out to the pavilions. They are all of brick except
for a rusticated stone doorway in the centre. Stringcourse, cornice and
parapet. Round-headed recessed windows on ground floor. The pavilions,
also of brick, have 1 large serliana each flanked by niches with statues
and coade ware plaques of gryphyns above these. Stone stringcourse, cornice
and pediments. The back of east front has a bow on all floors in the centre
of the main block, a serliana on each side of this on the 1st floor, with
rusticated pilasters below these, a round-headed window in the centre of each
wing flanked by niches containing large bases and 2 storeys of windows in the
pavilions, the north one having large tripartite windows with stuccoed
pilasters between the lights which are probably a later insertion. The
original interior was gutted except for the hall and back staircase.

Listing NGR: TQ4019270453

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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