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Southwark Educational Services Centre and Perimeter Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4663 / 51°27'58"N

Longitude: -0.0732 / 0°4'23"W

OS Eastings: 533937

OS Northings: 175904

OS Grid: TQ339759

Mapcode National: GBR WX.PK

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.PD5T

Plus Code: 9C3XFW8G+GP

Entry Name: Southwark Educational Services Centre and Perimeter Wall

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470557

ID on this website: 101376554

Location: Southwark, London, SE15

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: The Lane

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Peckham St Saviour (Copleston Centre)

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/47/34 (South East side)
Southwark Educational Services
Centre and perimeter wall


Board school, now local authority offices. Dated 1876,
extension to rear dated 1895. By ER Robson, architect to the
School Board for London.
MATERIALS: red and yellow brick in unusual bond, course of
alternating headers and stretchers, alternates with header
courses; dressings in brick and rubbed brick. Roof of tile.
PLAN: H-shaped plan. 8-window range with 2-window range
gable-facing cross wings to Bellenden Road. Return of cross
wings to Maxted Road of 2-window range; 3-window to
full-height rear wing.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over basement. The ground- and 1st-floor
windows are segmental-arched; 2nd-floor windows to cross wings
are also segmental-arched. Second-floor windows of
intermediate range are flat-arched and paired; alternate pairs
finish in high gabled dormers and project below the sill band;
cornice found to smaller paired windows. The tall gable
windows also linked by a sill band which serves to divide the
1st and 2nd floors. Storey band between ground and 1st floors.
Alternate 1st-floor windows in intermediate range are divided
by flat, brick pilaster strips, having a capital formed by the
silhouette of a Jacobean column; each 1st-floor window to
cross wings framed by pilaster; Dutch gable to cross wings,
with string courses continuing from 2nd floor of intermediate
First floor of left return articulated as a series of
segmental-arched blind arcades, 2 pierced by small windows; in
outer arcades plaques bearing the date and the insignia of the
London School Board. The bay elevation repeated on rear.
Cross-wing like extension to rear contains halls and has a
Dutch scrolled gable; designed in a sympathetic style and
included in this listing. Square cupola to roof tapering to
octagonal bell stage. Stacks at inner corner of cross wings.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: perimeter wall of brick in Flemish bond
with ornamental gateway.

Listing NGR: TQ3393775904

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