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Horniman Museum

A Grade II* Listed Building in Forest Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4409 / 51°26'27"N

Longitude: -0.0608 / 0°3'39"W

OS Eastings: 534870

OS Northings: 173101

OS Grid: TQ348731

Mapcode National: GBR JF.TKV

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.W1PR

Entry Name: Horniman Museum

Listing Date: 12 March 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079996

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203357

Location: Lewisham, London, SE23

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Forest Hill

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Dulwich St Clement with St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

4424 Horniman Museum

TQ 3473 22/192


1902 by Harrison Townsend. Ashlar. Main section under wide segmental
gable, expressing line of glazed barrel roof behind. Blank upper storey
has row of pilasters, with leafy capitals, resting on cornice of lower floor;
and hooded niches, with wrought iron screens, at ends. These rest on thick
end pilasters with rounded angles and leafy capitals. 1st floor level filled
with large mosaic representing music, arts and sciences, by Anning Bell.
Ground floor blank but for bronze plaque. Terrace on 2 levels has 2 walled
stairs, the upper at right angles, leading to round arched entrance in
projecting, square East tower whose basement is an open carriageway with
round arched entrances. Rounded tower angles lead up to 4 round turrets
with carved decoration. Between these the tower is round in plan and has
thick cornice with large dentils. Clock faces below. Walls smooth and
blank but for two small windows at ground floor level. Plain link, with
row of small windows, leads to main section and beyond this a l-storey entrance
link to later annexe of 1911 in harmony with main building. 2 storeys and attic
with square angle towers holding projecting segment-headed ground floor porch.
5 windows on 1st floor under slated pent roof with overhanging raftered eaves.
Above this, set back gabled attic with three stepped slit windows. Wrought
iron railing at right in front of link, and lampholder over door.

Listing NGR: TQ3487073101

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

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