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Kennington Boys' School

A Grade II Listed Building in Lambeth, Lambeth

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Latitude: 51.4735 / 51°28'24"N

Longitude: -0.106 / 0°6'21"W

OS Eastings: 531641

OS Northings: 176654

OS Grid: TQ316766

Mapcode National: GBR NT.CY

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.37V6

Plus Code: 9C3XFVFV+CJ

Entry Name: Kennington Boys' School

Listing Date: 27 March 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184669

English Heritage Legacy ID: 204184

Location: Vassall, Lambeth, London, SE5

County: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Vassall

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Kennington St John Divine with St James Apostle

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Kennington Boys' School
TQ 3176 13/309


1912 by T J Bailey. Board school of LCC, similar to Vauxhall Manor School
Annexe in Kennington Road. Large, symmetrical building of 7 sections. Main
central block of 3 tall storeys, 5 windows, under high pitched, hipped tiled
roof with 3 tiny lucarne-like dormers whose swept roofs become spirelets. Flanking
6-storey square towers have corbelled octagonal angle turrets and tall swept
slated roofs rising to bell stage with spirelet and vane above. Beyond are
5-storey, 4-bay intermediate sections with parapet fronts; outer bays of 3
tall storeys and attic under shaped gables with scrolled kneelers. Stock brick
with dressings of red brick and stone (the latter mainly for gable and parapet
copings) and terra-cotta for corbel tables at tower eaves and the larger turret
corbels, and for rusticating the wall arcading of central section. Varied window
shapes, much wall enrichment; a building of romance and fantasy.

Listing NGR: TQ3164176654

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