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Ventilating Pipe to Former Public Conveniences

A Grade II Listed Building in Lewisham, Lewisham

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Latitude: 51.4742 / 51°28'26"N

Longitude: -0.0462 / 0°2'46"W

OS Eastings: 535788

OS Northings: 176832

OS Grid: TQ357768

Mapcode National: GBR JC.YV6

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.46XR

Plus Code: 9C3XFXF3+MG

Entry Name: Ventilating Pipe to Former Public Conveniences

Listing Date: 2 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436199

Location: Lewisham, London, SE14

County: Lewisham

Electoral Ward/Division: Telegraph Hill

Built-Up Area: Lewisham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Hatcham St Catherine

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added:
TQ 3576
(south-west side)
779-/6/10024 ventilating pipe to
former public
conveniences II


Ventilating pipe. Installed as part of public conveniences of 1897 by George Jennings, sanitary
engineer, for Greenwich District Board of Works on behalf of the Vestry of St Paul's, Deptford.
Central ventilating column of Egyptian pattern by Macfarlane's Castings of Glasgow and modelled
on a design by Alexander'Greek'Thomson for six lampstandards outside his Egyptian Halls, these
were erected without authority and were demolished in 1871. This is one of only two known
examples of the design, the other is in Clifton Rise, New Cross, but is not on its original site. The
ventilating pipe served as an extract for foul gases from the lavatories below, which could be burnt
offby the gas mantle at the top.
The cast-iron ventilation shaft alone is listed for the special interest of its design. Its Egyptian
pattern is most unusual, and it is special in its derivation from a model by a leading Scottish
architect, Alexander Thomson. The ventilation columns in New Cross are the only works
associated with Thomson in England.
Gavin Stamp, 'Greek T in London', in The Alexander Thomson Society Newsletter, No. 8,
October 1993.

Listing NGR: TQ3578876832

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

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