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Kennington Underground Station

A Grade II Listed Building in Newington, London

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XFVQV+7R

Entry Name: Kennington Underground Station

Listing Date: 21 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385635

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471039

Location: Newington, Southwark, London, SE11

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Newington

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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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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