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London Bridge Station, Platforms 9-16 (Brighton Side)

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.504 / 51°30'14"N

Longitude: -0.0853 / 0°5'7"W

OS Eastings: 532984

OS Northings: 180082

OS Grid: TQ329800

Mapcode National: GBR SH.Z0

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.GGRC

Entry Name: London Bridge Station, Platforms 9-16 (Brighton Side)

Listing Date: 19 December 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385808

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471220

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Grange

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Saviour with All Hallows Southwark

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3280 RAILWAY APPROACH
636-1/2/627 (East side)
19/12/88 London Bridge Station, Platforms
9-16 (Brighton Side)

II

Trainshed. 1864-7. By CH Driver (architect) and FD Banister
(engineer). For London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
MATERIALS: English bond yellow brick with stone and
polychromatic brick dressings; hipped flanking taller
semicircular corrugated iron roofs.
PLAN: open plan with wide central 'nave' and narrower aisles.
EXTERIOR: 2-storey wall to south (facing St Thomas's Street)
with bays framed by Tuscan pilasters rising to modillioned
classical cornice. Ground floor has semicircular arches,
mostly blind and in triplets; a skewed entrance arch with
polychromatic brick voussoirs. First floor has triplets of
graduated semicircular blind arches with polychromatic brick
voussoirs, set on pilasters with bold stone plinths and
Romanesque-style capitals.
INTERIOR: inner walls divided into 12 bays by pilasters rising
to classical stone cornice, most bays having 4 semicircular
blind arches with polychromatic brick voussoirs and red-brick
bands and friezes. 12-bay roof with wrought-iron trusses:
central semicircular roof of crescent-truss design with
vertical struts, flanked by 2 side roofs of triangular trusses
carried on lattice girders; late C20 trusses to 3 bays to
south west. Principal ribs and lattice girders carried by 2
parallel lines of reeded cast-iron columns with bulbous
palm-leaf bases and decorative wrought-iron foliate spandrels
to joints. Open to east (country) side.
The crescent-truss roof is the only surviving design of its
type among the London termini.


Listing NGR: TQ3298480082

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