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Latitude: 51.4882 / 51°29'17"N
Longitude: -0.1055 / 0°6'19"W
OS Eastings: 531631
OS Northings: 178286
OS Grid: TQ316782
Mapcode National: GBR NN.GP
Mapcode Global: VHGR0.4V2H
Entry Name: Kennington Underground Station
Listing Date: 21 August 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385635
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471039
Location: Southwark, London, SE11
Electoral Ward/Division: Newington
Built-Up Area: Southwark
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Newington St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
TQ3178 KENNINGTON PARK ROAD
636-1/7/457 (East side)
21/08/74 Kennington Underground Station
Underground station. 1890-1925. Exterior by TP Figgis. For the
City and South London Railway. Red brick with white stone
dressings; brick parapet and, to rear, large lead dome resting
on roughcast drum and surmounted by small cupola.
Classical 1-storey building with 2-bay front, canted corner,
and 6 bay return to Braganza Street. Stone pilasters resting
on plinth and supporting entablature define bays. Bay to left
front is wider and has shop window under elliptical arch. To
right, a doorway with moulded stone architrave, frieze and
cornice. Main entrance on canted corner with new canopy and
tiled parapet. Set-back entrance bay to right end of return
elevation has round-arched doorway (now blocked up) with brick
voussoirs, keystone and entablature on consoles. Altered
booking hall with roof lantern and plain tiling. Dome housed
the workings of a hydraulic lift.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Of historical interest as one of the first stations on the
original City and South London Railway and the only one of
those to retain much of its original character.
Listing NGR: TQ3163178286
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