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66-77, Bromley Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewisham, London

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Latitude: 51.4324 / 51°25'56"N

Longitude: -0.0164 / 0°0'59"W

OS Eastings: 537982

OS Northings: 172240

OS Grid: TQ379722

Mapcode National: GBR L4.DK3

Mapcode Global: VHGRF.N8P8

Entry Name: 66-77, Bromley Road

Listing Date: 22 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246886

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471968

Location: Lewisham, London, SE6

County: London

District: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Whitefoot

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Catford (Southend) and Downham

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ 3772 LEWISHAM BROMLEY ROAD
(North East side)
779/32/10067 Passfields

Nos.66-77

GV II


Block of twelve flats. 1949-50 by Fry, Drew and Partners, job architect J B Shaw, for Lewisham Metropolitan Borough. Ove Arup and Partners engineers. Solid brick wall construction of sand-lime bricks, with concrete floor slabs. Flat roofs with flat, projecting eaves. Two and three-bedroom flats, with ground floor stores and refuse room at the foot of each of the two staircases. Three storeys. The block is a symmetrical composition set side-on to the busy Bromley Road to reduce traffic noise. The upper flats with projecting concrete balcony with metal balustrade. Steel windows with opening casements set within concrete sills and lintels, an important original feature. The return windows at ends of block similar, but set in continuous moulded surrounds.
INTERIORS: retain some picture rails and many original doors.
HISTORY: Maxwell Fry was one of the pioneer designers of low-cost flats in the 1930s. This is the most important public housing development produced by Fry's practice in the post-war period. This is a rich and complex development, the blocks carefully sited to give a maximum of open space, light and sunshine whilst reducing traffic noise. The scheme won a Festival of Britain Merit Award in 1951. Nikolaus Pevsner considered that its 'greater diversity of small motifs' was its great departure from Fry's pre-war work and that it was 'one of the most interesting recent groups of flats in London'. The four blocks form a harmonious group, enhanced by their excellent state of preservation and landscaping.


Listing NGR: TQ3798272240

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TQ 3772 LEWISHAM BROMLEY ROAD
(North East side)
779/32/10067 Passfields

Nos.66-77

GV II


Block of twelve flats. 1949-50 by Fry, Drew and Partners, job architect J B Shaw, for Lewisham Metropolitan Borough. Ove Arup and Partners engineers. Solid brick wall construction of sand-lime bricks, with concrete floor slabs. Flat roofs with flat, projecting eaves. Two and three-bedroom flats, with ground floor stores and refuse room at the foot of each of the two staircases. Three storeys. The block is a symmetrical composition set side-on to the busy Bromley Road to reduce traffic noise. The upper flats with projecting concrete balcony with metal balustrade. Steel windows with opening casements set within concrete sills and lintels, an important original feature. The return windows at ends of block similar, but set in continuous moulded surrounds.
INTERIORS: retain some picture rails and many original doors.
HISTORY: Maxwell Fry was one of the pioneer designers of low-cost flats in the 1930s. This is the most important public housing development produced by Fry's practice in the post-war period. This is a rich and complex development, the blocks carefully sited to give a maximum of open space, light and sunshine whilst reducing traffic noise. The scheme won a Festival of Britain Merit Award in 1951. Nikolaus Pevsner considered that its 'greater diversity of small motifs' was its great departure from Fry's pre-war work and that it was 'one of the most interesting recent groups of flats in London'. The four blocks form a harmonious group, enhanced by their excellent state of preservation and landscaping.


Listing NGR: TQ3798272240

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