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Nelson House Including Railings to Steps

A Grade II* Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5045 / 51°30'16"N

Longitude: -0.0338 / 0°2'1"W

OS Eastings: 536558

OS Northings: 180223

OS Grid: TQ365802

Mapcode National: GBR K4.VJ9

Mapcode Global: VHGR1.CGG1

Plus Code: 9C3XGX38+QF

Entry Name: Nelson House Including Railings to Steps

Listing Date: 6 December 1949

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385837

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471249

Location: Surrey Docks, Southwark, London, SE16

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Surrey Docks

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Rotherhithe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/21/655 (East side)
06/12/49 No.265
Nelson House including railings to
(Formerly Listed as:
Nelson Dock House)


Shipbuilder's house, now offices. c1740. Stock brick with
stone details; octagonal glazed cupola flanked by chimney
stacks to roof behind rebuilt parapet with stone coping.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 5 bays. Front elevation has
curved stone steps with wrought-iron railings to door within
full-height, slightly projecting central stone frontispiece.
Doric order with triglyph frieze and cornice to panelled door
with patterned fanlight, and flanking side lights.
Above, at 1st floor, a Venetian window with architrave and
mask on key to centre section, Ionic order with dentil cornice
to outer sections, balustrade below. Curved pediment with side
scrolls over oculus on 2nd floor. Gauged, flat brick arches to
sash windows with glazing bars, those to ground and 1st floors
with bracketed sills. Stone cornice at 2nd floor. Rusticated
basement section beneath front entrance has recessed original
door and flanking oval windows.
Plain brick elevation to dock suitably embellished with grand
central timber doorcase. Attached Doric columns support
triglyph frieze with paterae in metopes, mutule cornice with
key pattern on soffit. Rusticated reveals to panelled door
with tripartite overlight. Similar window details to front
INTERIOR: has staircase with cut string and turned balusters
(partly replaced) and panelled dado with fluted, Ionic
pilasters. Inner door to ground-floor room to left has
shouldered architrave, pulvinated frieze, modillion cornice
and broken pediment, also with modillion cornice. Similar
detail, but with pediment not broken, to outside of door and
to doors on 1st floor without pediments. One panelled room to
ground floor. Moulded, plaster cornices to principal rooms,
marbled fireplaces with shouldered architraves (some recently
stolen). 1st-floor landing has Venetian window with fluted,
attached Ionic columns and key pattern on soffit. Free-
standing Ionic column supports ceiling and acts as newel post.

Listing NGR: TQ3655880223

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