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Avery Hill Training College (Conservatory)

A Grade II Listed Building in Greenwich, London

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Latitude: 51.4502 / 51°27'0"N

Longitude: 0.0763 / 0°4'34"E

OS Eastings: 544368

OS Northings: 174405

OS Grid: TQ443744

Mapcode National: GBR NM.CXF

Mapcode Global: VHHNR.8TN3

Entry Name: Avery Hill Training College (Conservatory)

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200209

Location: Greenwich, London, SE9

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Eltham South

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Eltham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


Avery Hill Training College
TQ 4474 55/161


1889. Large structure in classical style with domed glass roofs, in 3 sections.
Centre 1-storey block of 7 bays with 12 windows and door on axis. Pediment over
3 middle bays. Red brick. Walls defined by rusticated pilasters supporting
entablature with brick mouldings. A pair of round arched windows with moulded
stone architraves and pilasters to each bay. Central round arched doorway with
side lights giving Venetian effect. Similar stone dressings. In spandrels
carved brick figures and plants representing Horticulture. Low pitched glass
roof in outer parts and tall central glass dome with moulded wood cornice and
console bracketed soffit. Low central wood cupola with figure of Eros at finial.
5-window set back side wings in similar style with domed glass roofs and small,
square cupolas. Long, 15-window west return. East return shorter with later
building abutting. Inside shows riveted cast iron construction with round arches
resting on slender, quasi-Corinthian iron columns. In east wing a central feature,
figure of a mymph resting on a dolphin, in white marble on grey marble oval plinth.

Listing NGR: TQ4436874405

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