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Kingswood House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, Southwark

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Latitude: 51.4305 / 51°25'49"N

Longitude: -0.0818 / 0°4'54"W

OS Eastings: 533446

OS Northings: 171909

OS Grid: TQ334719

Mapcode National: GBR HM.N1B

Mapcode Global: VHGRD.J9MQ

Plus Code: 9C3XCWJ9+57

Entry Name: Kingswood House

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385883

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471302

Location: Southwark, London, SE21

County: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: South Dulwich St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


636-1/78/675 (West side)
27/09/72 Kingswood House


Large villa, now library and community centre. 1892, with
additions of 1897; incorporating parts of an C18 house (not
externally visible). By HV Lanchester. For LJ Johnstone,
founder of Bovril. Coursed stone and ashlar dressings. Red
tile roof.
EXTERIOR: rambling baronialised Victorian Tudor exterior with
crowstepped gables, battlemented parapet, half hexagonal angle
towers, tall jointed chimney stacks, a tower with look out
post, and a profusion of strap-work. 2 main storeys, irregular
Crow-stepped porch with door recessed under 4-centred arch.
1st-floor oriel window in bay to right of entrance. Other
windows have mullions some with transoms, those on
ground-floor of left bay-window with delicate Renaissance
style panels.
Terrace and extensions to rear in early C20 Neoclassical
Revival style, the east one domed.
INTERIOR: inside the tall great hall (now library) on ground
floor has a gallery over an inglenook fireplace. Other
panelled rooms; C18 fireplace in main front room. Upper floor
on 2 levels divided by an E-W corridor.
Built for LJ Johnstone, founder of Bovril, for 20,000.

Listing NGR: TQ3344671909

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

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