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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
Entry Name: Merrow House, Rushworth Street Estate
Listing Date: 30 September 1977
Last Amended: 17 September 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385851
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471270
Location: Southwark, London, SE1
Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals
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
TQ3179 RUSHWORTH STREET
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
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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