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Groundwork Trust Offices, and Attached Chimney

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4826 / 51°28'57"N

Longitude: -0.0855 / 0°5'7"W

OS Eastings: 533032

OS Northings: 177700

OS Grid: TQ330777

Mapcode National: GBR SQ.YP

Mapcode Global: VHGR0.GZMT

Entry Name: Groundwork Trust Offices, and Attached Chimney

Listing Date: 27 September 1972

Last Amended: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471459

Location: Southwark, London, SE5

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: Faraday

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Camberwell St George

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


SOUTHWARK

TQ3377 WELLS WAY
636-1/10/849 (East side)
27/09/72 Groundwork Trust Offices, and
attached chimney
(Formerly Listed as:
WELLS WAY
Public Library (baths and wash
houses))

GV II

Public baths and wash house, later public library and sports
club, now offices. 1902. By Maurice Adams, architect. Red
brick with Portland stone banding and other details.
Picturesque group combining different styles in its various
features.
EXTERIOR: former baths and wash house: 2 storeys; left-hand
section (formerly baths) has 3 Gothic-style gables with
geometric stone inlay to main frontage. 2-storey right gabled
bay, flanked by corner stone pinnacles over banded pilasters
resting on decorative corbels with mermaids, has moulded
granite round-arched entrance with steps and double doors. On
1st floor above is Tudor-style mullioned and transomed 3-light
window beneath modillion cornice and plaque in gable. Other
main windows similar style. 2-storey centre gabled bay has
coupled, 3-light windows to ground floor and 3 grouped windows
to 1st floor.
Left-hand gabled bay is 1 tall storey only, forming gable end
of north-facing library block which lies at right angles to
former baths and wash house. It has 3 grouped windows, the
centre on a Queen Anne-style canted bay with tympanum over.
Right section is former laundry of 2 storeys in similar style
with tiled roof and smaller doorway. 1 large semicircular
window to ground-floor with red brick dressings and stone key.
3 windows above; plaque between floors. Gabled right return.
Tall brick chimney to rear with stone banding and cornice.
Public library to north return (Neate Street) has high pitched
red tile roof with raftered eaves. 1 storey only, 3 bays.
Steps up to Baroque-style stone portico of modified Ionic
columns supporting break-front cornice and segmental pediment
with coat of arms in tympanum. Stone figures of readers at
either side of pediment, resting on extended cornice. Stone
faced, battlemented centre bay behind pediment projects from
side walls. Stone gable with rose window rises behind
battlements. Side sections have 3-light windows with cornice
and brick panels beneath. Continuous string at ground floor

sills and another beneath panels.
INTERIOR: not inspected.

Listing NGR: TQ3303277700

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

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