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Elephant House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4929 / 51°29'34"N

Longitude: -0.092 / 0°5'31"W

OS Eastings: 532552

OS Northings: 178829

OS Grid: TQ325788

Mapcode National: GBR RM.H0

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.CQ6X

Plus Code: 9C3XFWV5+55

Entry Name: Elephant House

Listing Date: 21 August 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386023

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471444

Location: North Walworth, Southwark, London, SE17

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: East Walworth

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Walworth St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/8/834 (North side)
21/08/74 No.4
Elephant House


House, originally chambers for single men, now 3 flats. c1840.
Painted stock brick with slate roof, end chimney gables with
kneelers corbelled out on front elevation, which has stepped
brick cornice.
3 storeys, 3 bays. Door in plain reveal to centre bay with
later wood surround. Cambered brick arches to all openings;
sash windows with delicate glazing bars (except 1st- and
2nd-floor centre bay, which are casements).
INTERIOR: recently converted; previously had 3 sets of
chambers on either side of central staircase.
Has sociological interest as an early example of the type of
housing for single men which became increasingly popular later
in the century; a rare example of the type south of the

Listing NGR: TQ3255278829

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