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Merrow House, Rushworth Street Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.5016 / 51°30'5"N

Longitude: -0.1018 / 0°6'6"W

OS Eastings: 531847

OS Northings: 179783

OS Grid: TQ318797

Mapcode National: GBR PH.9W

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.6J06

Plus Code: 9C3XGV2X+J7

Entry Name: Merrow House, Rushworth Street Estate

Listing Date: 30 September 1977

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385851

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471270

Location: Borough and Bankside, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Southwark St George the Martyr with St Alphage and St Jude

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/4/668 (North East side)
30/09/77 Merrow House, Rushworth Street
(Formerly Listed as:
Merrow House and Ripley House)


Block of flats. 1896-1897. By RM Taylor. For the LCC's Housing
Branch. Brick with some stone dressings; slate roof.
EXTERIOR: 3-storey, balcony-access block forming a pair with
Ripley House (qv) which faces it across an open court. Arts
and Crafts details, particularly to Kingsbench Street
elevation which has juxtaposition of gables and angular end-on
chimney breasts. Gabled sections are canted out, the chimneys
corbelled out at 1st-floor level and carried up bartizan-wise
to emerge above the skyline. Some of these gabled sections
have 2 chimneys, between which are casement windows within
round-arched recesses on each floor above ground-floor
entrance. Others have 1 chimney and pairs of sash windows with
glazing bars with segmental-headed, gauged brick arches.
Smaller broad segmental-headed casement windows in recessed
sections, those on 2nd floor tucked beneath wide eaves.
Elevation to open court has plain central stairs to individual
flats whose front doors are approached along short access
balconies with simple ironwork. Windows mostly sashes with
glazing bars and segmental, gauged brick arches.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
As a pair with Ripley House (qv), generally identical to the 2
blocks at Boyfield Street (qv).

Listing NGR: TQ3184779783

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