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Mawdley House, Webber Row London County Council Estate

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.4999 / 51°29'59"N

Longitude: -0.1069 / 0°6'24"W

OS Eastings: 531499

OS Northings: 179587

OS Grid: TQ314795

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.4H

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.3KBH

Plus Code: 9C3XFVXV+X6

Entry Name: Mawdley House, Webber Row London County Council Estate

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386032

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471453

Location: St. George's, Southwark, London, SE1

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Cathedrals

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Waterloo St John with St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/7/840 (South side)
Mawdley House, Webber Row LCC Estate


Block of flats with shops. 1905-6. By the LCC Architects'
Department, and attributed by Susan Beattie to Roger Stark.
MATERIALS: red brick in Flemish bond, stone copings and
dressings. Glazed brick to recessed balcony ranges to the rear
of block. Roof of tile.
PLAN: rectangular
EXTERIOR: 5 storeys or 4 storeys with dormers; balconies to
rear elevations, giving access to flats; stair towers. There
are gabled ranges to Waterloo Road, with recessed sections
forming balcony at 2nd-floor level. These recessed ranges are
articulated by brick piers, a most unusual feature for LCC
housing. The intermediate ranges terminating in broad,
sweeping eaves carried on elegant metal brackets, a feature
repeated on each of the 5 parallel blocks forming this estate.
All openings are either flat- or segmental-arched, with sash
windows of authentic design. Remains of sign fascias to
ground-floor shops.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
The five blocks, consisting of Mawdley House, Dauncey House,
Algar House, Delarche House and Overy House (qqv), all follow
a roughly similar design, having the same overall plan (one
side balconied, the other not), 4 storeys, and are constructed
from the same range of materials.
Although the design of each individual block bears some
resemblance to the LCC Boundary Estate (London Borough of
Tower Hamlets) which was being completed when Stark joined the
Council Architects' Department, the Webber Row Estate has a
strongly individual character which was very likely introduced
by the architect.
(Beattie S: A Revolution in London Housing. LCC Housing
Arch'ts & Their Work: 1980-).

Listing NGR: TQ3149979587

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