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Pentland House (Now Goldsmiths College Hostel)

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewisham, Lewisham

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Latitude: 51.4575 / 51°27'27"N

Longitude: 0.0038 / 0°0'13"E

OS Eastings: 539310

OS Northings: 175077

OS Grid: TQ393750

Mapcode National: GBR L2.ZKH

Mapcode Global: VHHNQ.0MVJ

Plus Code: 9F32F253+2G

Entry Name: Pentland House (Now Goldsmiths College Hostel)

Listing Date: 30 August 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203390

Location: Lee Green, Lewisham, London, SE13

County: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lee Green

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Lee The Good Shepherd with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

4424 Pentland House
(now Goldsmiths
College Hostel)
TQ 3975 15/L67 30.8.54.


Built between 1691 and 1699, on land bought by John Smith from the
widow of Christopher Boone whose house stood just to the North.
Later additions, Main house of 2 storeys, attic and basement, 5
windows. High pitched. double span roof, renewed in machine tile,
with 3 flat dormers. Now stuccoed, with modified entablature and
coved eaves cornice. lst floor bard. Moulded architraves to replaced sash
windows. l-storey left entrance link, with Doric porch, to set back, mid C19
addition of 2 storeys, 4 windows. Stucco, with slated roof of moderate pitched
[Other extensions are C20 and not included.] Cl9 glass covered way on
cast iron posts, from porch to street gate. Inside, panelled hall and
staircase with solid string and replaced balusters. Square newel posts
have carved finials with great heads of flowers and fruit, imported
(some say from Boone's house, where Grinling Gibbons was employed in
carving). One long fully panelled ground floor room. Plaster ceiling
of landing has raised border with mistletoe pattern. Ceiling of lst
floor library has raised border of fruit and flowers, rounded at ends,
with leaf and flower panels in spandrels Some exposed timbers and
old fioorboards in attic. House belonged in C18 to Mathew Smith, Major
of the Tower of London; and in early Cl9 to Admiral Sir George Martin
who served under Nelson.

Lee Public Library, Walls and Gate Piers and Pentland House and Walls
form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ3930075076

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

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