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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386038
English Heritage Legacy ID: 471459
Location: Southwark, London, SE5
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
TQ3377 WELLS WAY
636-1/10/849 (East side)
27/09/72 Groundwork Trust Offices, and
(Formerly Listed as:
Public Library (baths and wash
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
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
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