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Southwark Park School

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4943 / 51°29'39"N

Longitude: -0.0582 / 0°3'29"W

OS Eastings: 534893

OS Northings: 179046

OS Grid: TQ348790

Mapcode National: GBR JB.G11

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.YP2V

Entry Name: Southwark Park School

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471340

Location: Southwark, London, SE16

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Riverside

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Bermondsey St Anne and St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3479 SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD
636-1/6/704 (West side)
Southwark Park School

II

School and schoolkeeper's house. 1873-74, extension of 1899.
By ER Robson. For London School Board. Yellow brick with red
brick dressings and slate roof.
PLAN: block to Southwark Park is of 2 storeys and rectangular
in plan, 7-window range. An extension of 1899 in a
complementary style to the rear of this block, and a handsome
schoolkeepers house with Dutch gable facing Southwark Park
Road.
EXTERIOR: symmetrical front, the parapet interrupted by a
shaped gable. The windows are 'framed' by a 2-dimensional grid
of red brick pilasters, cornice and string courses that
articulates the elevation.
All windows unless otherwise stated are segmental-arched;
tripartite window under shaped gable with segmental-arched
centre light; flanking lights are flat-arched. First-floor
windows in outer paired ranges are topped by a pediment which
is incorporated into the parapet. Beneath the 1st-floor
windows in the outer ranges, and forming a spandrel panel, are
2 sculptural reliefs which depict children learning; to each
an inscription panel with the words "School Board for London"
and "Southwark Park Schools". South elevation and rear with
shaped gables, a motif continued in the ranges to the
courtyard at the rear.
The courtyard to the rear of the main block presents a most
picturesque and successful space, although formed, in part, by
buildings of at least 2 periods. All glazing of an authentic
design: casement with fixed or pivoting lights above; those on
the north side have 8x8 sashes with fixed lights above.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
A fine example of an early school by Robson in a style which
would be most influential to later school boards across the
country.


Listing NGR: TQ3489379046

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

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