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Denmark Hill Station, Cutting Walls and Platforms, with Phoenix and Firkin Public House

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwark, London

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Latitude: 51.468 / 51°28'4"N

Longitude: -0.0895 / 0°5'22"W

OS Eastings: 532803

OS Northings: 176066

OS Grid: TQ328760

Mapcode National: GBR SW.1Y

Mapcode Global: VHGR6.DCKH

Plus Code: 9C3XFW96+56

Entry Name: Denmark Hill Station, Cutting Walls and Platforms, with Phoenix and Firkin Public House

Listing Date: 17 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386053

English Heritage Legacy ID: 471474

Location: Champion Hill, Southwark, London, SE5

County: London

District: Southwark

Electoral Ward/Division: South Camberwell

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Southwark

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Camberwell St Giles with St Matthew

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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636-1/11/866 (West side)
Denmark Hill Station, cutting walls
& platforms, with Phoenix & Firkin


Railway station, platforms and canopies, part now public
house, with retaining walls to cutting. 1864-66. Gutted by
fire in 1980, after which the centre section converted to a
public house.
MATERIALS: brick in Flemish bond, stone and terracotta. Hipped
roofs of slate and curved mansard roofs of metal. Cast-iron
columns, porch and brackets.
STYLE: high Victorian Gothic.
PLAN: 3-part plan. The centre section has 2 storeys, hipped
roof, and 9-window range; single-storey end pavilions, with
mansard roofs, 3 windows each. These project in front of
centre section to frame a porch area which is covered by a
metal porch. At far ends of the station are 2-storey
extensions of 2 windows each, recessed somewhat from the
projecting pavilions.
EXTERIOR: all ground-floor windows are round-arched except for
those in the units at extreme ends, which are segmental-arched
to left and camber-arched to right. Continuous springing band
with stylised foliage cast in terracotta. Lower spandrels of
each window are recessed, some decorated with different
coloured brickwork. Entablature with bracketed cornice to all
pavilions except for extreme end wings which have a plain
entablature. All ground-floor windows have hood mouldings and
keystones with incised ornament. Parapet to mansarded bays
have balustrade cast in floral pattern.
First-floor windows of centre block are round-arched with
springing bands and hood mouldings grouped in threes. Deep
cast-iron brackets support porch which runs in front of the
centre block. Stacks to join of centre and end wings,
ornamented with attached colonnettes and cornice.
Return to Champion Park has camber-arched windows and the same
range of materials as on the main elevation. Left return to
round-arched windows. Ridge stacks to end units.
The east-facing elevation over the cutting has a glazed
passage to stairs of a C19 design; the elevation reproduces
motifs from the main elevation. The design of platform
fixtures and walls supporting the station over the cutting and
retaining walls to cutting in of original C19 design,

dominated by segmental and banded brick arches and brick
polycrome decoration.
INTERIOR: of right-hand pavilion has waiting room with
ornamented coved cornice.
All platforms have cast-iron columns supporting cast-iron and
wood canopies; a rare and unusually complete example of a
Victorian suburban station.

Listing NGR: TQ3280376066

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