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Latitude: 51.4615 / 51°27'41"N
Longitude: -0.077 / 0°4'37"W
OS Eastings: 533686
OS Northings: 175365
OS Grid: TQ336753
Mapcode National: GBR VZ.V8
Mapcode Global: VHGR6.MJ4H
Entry Name: Goose Green Primary and Nursery School and walls, gates and railings
Listing Date: 17 September 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385591
English Heritage Legacy ID: 470994
Location: Southwark, London, SE22
Electoral Ward/Division: East Dulwich
Built-Up Area: Southwark
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: East Dulwich St John
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/06/2015
Goose Green Primary and Nursery School and walls, gates and railings
(Formerly listed as Grove Vale School and walls, gates and railings, GROVE VALE (South West side))
Primary school, formerly board school. 1900. By TJ Bailey. For
the School Board for London. Brick in English bond, with
terracotta, red and black brick, and stone dressings. Roof of
tile with cupola covered in metal: hipped to centre section
and gabled to returns; parapeted to rear and wings.
STYLE: Baroque Revival.
PLAN: centre block of 3 storeys and attic over basement; wings
of 3 storeys.
EXTERIOR: 15-window range to main elevation. Red brick treated
as rusticated blocks all across the ground floor, with
black-brick plinth. Window ranges 8 to 11 treated as
projecting block with round-arched windows to ground floor,
alternating voussoirs of stone; round-arched windows to 2nd
floor. All 1st-floor windows are flat-arched, as are windows
in the 7th- and 12th-window ranges, which mark the stairs;
ground-floor windows to wings are also flat-arched.
To the 1st and 2nd floors of the centre block is a 4-bay
pilastrade of the Ionic order: the pilasters rusticated with
terracotta blocks. Brick entablature and dentil cornice to
pilastrade. Attic windows with shouldered and eared
architraves of red brick. Attic articulated by a pilastrade of
brick with entablature above. Transition from attic storey to
lower wings made by a curved parapet with Serlian volutes in
the stair-well ranges.
Wings to sides of 3-window range each, all windows with gauged
brick lintels of red brick; 2nd-floor wing windows are
segmental-arched. Brick dentil cornice to eaves.
Introducing a note of asymmetry is a 3-storey wing of
one-window range attached to the left wing; windows on 1st and
2nd floors are blocked, the former having a decorative plaque,
bearing the insignia of the London School Board and the words
"Grove Vale School"; giant Ionic corner pilastrades to 1st and
2nd floors, the range topped by an entablature and pediment.
Entrances set in recessed stair ranges, marked "Girls" on the
right and "Boys" on the left.
Right return gabled; brick treated as banded rustication to
ground floor; one-window range only. To right the return steps
back and down to 2 storeys with attic roundel. On 2nd floor of
gable end and projecting into the gable a shallow,
elliptical-arched recess with plaque with same ornamental
character as that on the elevation and bearing the date 1900.
Rectangular plan to rear, partly obscured by 2 late C20
stairs. The rear elevation repeats the scheme of the front on
a less elaborate and less grand scale. Cupola on ridge of
centre section, with original weathervane.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings and brick and stone gateways to
the school yard.
The related buildings, the caretaker's cottage to the east and
annexe to the south-west (which is 2 storeys and is arcaded on
the ground floor), are not of sufficient intrinsic or group
value and are not included.
Listing NGR: TQ3368675365
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