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Bishop's Hall and George Bell House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5031 / 51°30'11"N

Longitude: -0.0951 / 0°5'42"W

OS Eastings: 532306

OS Northings: 179965

OS Grid: TQ323799

Mapcode National: GBR QH.SB

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.9HK1

Entry Name: Bishop's Hall and George Bell House

Listing Date: 8 October 1973

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470548

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark St George the Martyr with St Alphage and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

TQ3279
636-1/5/24
08/10/73

SOUTHWARK

AYRES STREET
(East side)
Nos.8 AND 8A
Bishop's Hall (No.8) and George Bell House (No.8A)
(Formerly Listed as:
AYRES STREET
(East side)
No.8
(George Hill House) with Hall behind)

GV
II

Community building in a domestic style, with former Redcross
Hall incorporated to rear, now studios and an office and flat.
1887-90. By Elijah Hoole. Red brick with tilehanging, pitched
tiled roof with 3 tile-hung gables. Strong Arts and Craft
influence.
2 storeys, 3 bays. Entranceways in outer bays, with pointed
arches and moulded brick hood moulds, that to left leading to
hall, that to right slightly smaller with stairs leading up
behind grille. 4-panel door to its left with overlight. 2
large 4-pane sash windows to ground floor. 2-light sash
windows to 1st floor beneath each gable. Deep tile-hung band
between floors. 2 prominent chimney stacks, 1 on ridge with
decorative moulded top.
Hall (now a studio with inserted false ceiling) stretches back
to a Gothic facade with simple lancet windows, terminating the
row of Redcross Cottages overlooking Redcross Gardens (qv).
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Nos 8 & 8A form an important group with Nos 1-6, Whitecross
Cottages, (qv) and the Redcross Cottages, Redcross Way (qv),
fronting Redcross Gardens behind, demonstrating the ideals of
Octavia Hill, the pioneer of wholesome working-class housing.

Listing NGR: TQ3230679965

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

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