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South London College

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5033 / 51°30'11"N

Longitude: -0.0781 / 0°4'41"W

OS Eastings: 533487

OS Northings: 180014

OS Grid: TQ334800

Mapcode National: GBR VH.L8

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.LGKX

Entry Name: South London College

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385975

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471395

Location: Southwark, London, SE1

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 Mary Magdalen, St Olave, St John and St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3380 TOOLEY STREET
636-1/2/787 (North side)
27/09/72 South London College
(Formerly Listed as:
TOOLEY STREET
(North side)
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar
School)

II

Grammar school, now college. 1893. By EW Mountford. Red brick
with white stone dressings and slate roof.
Symmetrical main section (containing hall) with projecting
wings, further large extensions to left.
EXTERIOR: central section of 1 tall storey and attic, 5 bays.
Main windows which have stone shouldered architraves, aprons,
and pulvinated friezes with keystones supporting cornices
alternate with attached Ionic columns supporting balustraded
parapet over entablature which breaks forward around
projecting wings.
Projecting centrepiece to this stone-banded section, with
break-front segmental pediment with carved figures of pupils
learning in tympanum. Round-arched dormers in steep pitched
roof which has lantern tower with Ionic order and cupola
rising from ridge.
Projecting side sections with stone plinth and quoins have 3
storeys and clerestory in pitched roof behind shaped gable
ends, 3 windows to each with a similar segmental pediment to
the 2nd floor containing figures representing the professions.
Windows are sashes with glazing bars and stone architraves,
those to ground floor segmental-headed with keystones.
Extension to left of 3 storeys with attic dormers behind
parapet, 3 bays. Ionic quadrant entrance porch in angle,
cornice and window treatment similar to wings of main section;
further extension to left (formerly open on the ground floor)
with central projecting polygonal stair-turret; 3 storeys with
clerestory in pitched roof, 3 bays to front with shaped gable.
Large round-headed openings to ground floor with keystones and
quarter columns set into sides; central door with entablature
and keystone in projecting stair-turret. 1st floor windows
segmental-headed. 2nd floor has 3 and 4-light windows which
form continuous band around stair-turret.
Stone banded chimney stacks, one continuing down as a
projecting bay on side of left wing.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Originally St Olave's Grammar School, the building is now
South London College.

Listing NGR: TQ3348780014

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

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