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Latitude: 51.4605 / 51°27'37"N
Longitude: -0.1698 / 0°10'11"W
OS Eastings: 527244
OS Northings: 175094
OS Grid: TQ272750
Mapcode National: GBR 6Z.2M
Mapcode Global: VHGR5.0KL6
Entry Name: St Mark's Infant School
Listing Date: 23 January 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1389136
English Heritage Legacy ID: 486730
Location: Wandsworth, London, SW11
Electoral Ward/Division: Northcote
Built-Up Area: Wandsworth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Battersea Rise St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
TQ2775 BATTERSEA RISE
1207/9/10120 (North side)
23-JAN-01 St Mark's Infant School
Church elementary school. 1866-7 to the designs of Benjamin Ferry, at the expense of Philip Cazenove on land donated by Earl Spencer, Lord of the Manor. Stock brick with red brick bands, tiled half-hipped roof, with large polygonal stacks set in angle and at rear. Irregular plan on site apex site. Single storey. Roof projects over dentiled eaves. Large timber casement windows with square panes to schoolroom in end walls project into gable, and are set within polychromatic pointed recesses. One of these, to road, is inscribed `ST MARK'S SCHOOL 1866'. Windows in rear elevations renewed. Doors in projecting porches, one within pointed arch, one renewed.
Interior not inspected but noted to contain single large school room with open timber roof, into which a suspended ceiling of no interest has been included.
St Mark's School is a rare and little altered example of a diminutive church school in London, whose building coincides with the development of Clapham Junction in the 1860s. Benjamin Ferry was among the leading church architects of his day and he may have supposed that the subsequent commission for St Mark's Church, which the school adjoins, may have come his way. Instead it went to William White, a slightly younger and more radical architect in the Gothic style and the two buildings form a fine group.
The Builder, 9 February 1867, p.1000
Emily Cole, Historical Analysis and Research Team, Reports and Papers no. 42, 2000
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