History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Kennington Underground Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Newington, London

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »

Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471039

Location: Southwark, London, SE11

County: London

District: Southwark

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

Find accommodation in
Brixton

Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3178 KENNINGTON PARK ROAD
636-1/7/457 (East side)
21/08/74 Kennington Underground Station

II

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

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

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.