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South London Art Gallery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4741 / 51°28'26"N

Longitude: -0.0807 / 0°4'50"W

OS Eastings: 533393

OS Northings: 176757

OS Grid: TQ333767

Mapcode National: GBR VT.0R

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.K66T

Entry Name: South London Art Gallery

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385776

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471188

Location: Southwark, London, SE5

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Brunswick Park

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Camberwell St Giles with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3376 PECKHAM ROAD
636-1/11/588 (North side)
27/09/72 Nos.61, 63 AND 65
South London Art Gallery
(Formerly Listed as:
PECKHAM ROAD
(North side)
Nos.61-65 (Odd)
Camberwell School of Art and South
London Art Gallery)

GV II

Art school and gallery. 1896-8 (inscribed 1897). By Maurice
Adams. Red brick with plentiful white stone dressings,
bandings and sculptured ornament; slate roof behind
break-front parapet with ball finials, which ties together
horizontally the exuberant, Baroque-detailed frontage of 3
storeys and basement.
EXTERIOR: left section of 5 bays with emphasis on end gabled
bay. Right section of 6 bays with emphasis on projecting 2nd
bay from right (South London Art Gallery entrance). Between
the 2 sections is the wide main (School of Arts) entrance bay,
projecting to full height and mainly of stone, with entrance
under semicircular hood on large caryatids. At parapet level,
supported by 3 Caryatids, deep segmental pediment under gable,
both with carved ornament. Windows mullioned and transomed
both to centre and curving sides of bay.
Second entrance (in right section) is round-arched with
keystone, incorporated into slightly projecting mostly stone
bay which rises to full height with low, sculptured gable over
deep modillion cornice; datestone in raised stone parapet
behind. Broken segmental pediment above 1st-floor windows with
mullions. Scrolled plaque above entrance: "THE PASSMORE
EDWARDS SOUTH LONDON ART GALLERY AND TECHNICAL INSTITUTE".

Both sections of the building are similarly detailed. Small
ground-floor windows (those in left section circular) within
round-headed stone arches with keystones. Pilasters with masks
beneath rise from ground-floor break-front cornice through 1st
and 2nd floors, between sash windows with moulded stone
architraves, those on 2nd floor taller. Cornice above 1st
floor curves up above windows, that above 2nd floor rises to
points above windows and incorporates masks into pilaster
tops. Various banded chimneys and small cupola with ogee roof
in ridge above main entrance.
INTERIOR: not inspected.


Listing NGR: TQ3339376757

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

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