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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385975
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471395
Location: Southwark, London, SE1
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
TQ3380 TOOLEY STREET
636-1/2/787 (North side)
27/09/72 South London College
(Formerly Listed as:
St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar
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 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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