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Ivydale Road School, Caretakers Cottage, Related Buildings and Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Nunhead, London

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Latitude: 51.4596 / 51°27'34"N

Longitude: -0.0463 / 0°2'46"W

OS Eastings: 535825

OS Northings: 175210

OS Grid: TQ358752

Mapcode National: GBR JD.YTT

Mapcode Global: VHGR7.4KWY

Plus Code: 9C3XFX53+RF

Entry Name: Ivydale Road School, Caretakers Cottage, Related Buildings and Wall

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385625

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471029

Location: Peckham Rye, Southwark, London, SE15

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Nunhead

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Nunhead St Antony with St Silas

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/53/450 (South West side)
Ivydale Road School, Caretaker's
Cottage, related buildings and wall


Board school, now primary school, ancillary buildings and
boundary wall. 1891. By TJ Bailey. For the School Board for
MATERIALS: brick in English bond, with red brick dressing and
black brick plinth; stone dressings. Roughcast gables to
Caretaker's Cottage and hall to Bellwood Road. Roofs of tile.
PLAN: school building rectangular in plan, halls stacked one
upon the other in central block, flanked by stair entrance
ranges, with classroom wings to either side.
Caretaker's Cottage on corner of Lanbury and Ivydale Roads:
2-window range with 3 storeys to Ivydale Road; to left a
single-storey building, rectangular in plan, with 2-window
range to Ivydale Road and one-window range to right return.
Single-storey hall to rear of the site along Bellwood Road;
rectangular in plan.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys over basement. 20-window range to Ivydale
Road, this elevation organised as a series of 6 bays, each
with 3 windows in a tripartite pattern, the centre window of
which, on the 2nd floor, is expressed as a Dutch gabled
dormer. End bays receive a somewhat different treatment,
described below.
Separating the end bays from the 4 centre bays is a
full-height, round-arched recess, under which are grouped
stairwell lights. The windows at the top of the recess are
segmental-arched; all other openings on this elevation are
End bays on the Ivydale Road elevation are the most
distinctive features of the design, terminating in a broad
Dutch scroll gable with a terracotta cartouche, the letters
"LSB" on the shield. Centre window in each of these gables has
a hood moulding which finished in a pair of thin pilasters
topped by an obelisk; several blocked windows in each gabled
Each of the centre bays is separated by a giant pilaster,
terminating in an entablature, the upper level of which is
level with the sills of the top-floor windows; each pilaster
is, in addition, marked by a stone console bracket above the
entablature. String courses of moulded brick and stone between
ground and 1st floors, and between 1st and 2nd floors. Brick

cornice to eaves. There are moulded stacks between the 7th and
8th, 13th and 14th, and 17th and 18th bays. Boys' entrance on
this elevation.
Right return of 5-window range and left return of 4-window
range, both repeating elements from the main elevation. The
latter has one elliptical-arched recess with a flat-arched
window near the corner; in elliptical-arched recess to left
rear corner is a plaque in ornamental lettering: "SBL, Ivydale
Road School, 1891".
Rear elevation to yard has entrances for Girls and Infants;
4-part elevation, end bays of 3-window range, similar to those
end bays on the Ivydale Road front. Centre block of 5-window
range; full-height pilaster-buttresses frame each window in
this block, setting back at the 2nd floor where an inverted
console bracket helps to articulate the top floor. Above each
2nd-floor window, in crenellated parapet and on line with
buttresses below is an urn. In centre of the roof on the ridge
is an octagonal cupola topped by a thin spire and weathervane.
Return of roof expressed above lower stages which sit between
centre and end bays, stepping down to corners; as on the main
elevation, these mark stairwells and entrances. Moulded stacks
to inside corners of end bays. All glazing of original design.
Caretaker's Cottage: 2-window range with 3 storeys. 2-storey
buttress in centre of facing gable with a segmental-arched
recess to either side, each pierced by flat-arched windows;
flat-arched windows above, a stone string between 1st and 2nd
floors. Right return with full-height chimney breast, divided
into vertical sections in upper area, single-window range to
rear; subsidiary stack to left return.
To the left of the cottage a low building, made of the same
materials except for the roof, which has been recovered in
slate; design of rather utilitarian character, this structure
is included for its historic interest, being constructed,
according to a plaque, as a "Cookery Centre";.
Single-storey hall to rear of the site along Bellwood Road,
has pair of gabled dormers along long sides lighting a hall;
segmental-arched windows.
INTERIOR: retains original red and cream glazed tiles to
ground, 1st and 2nd floors.
SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: brick perimeter wall bounding the site on
Ivydale Road, returning to north and south.

Listing NGR: TQ3582575210

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