Rileys (former Temperance Billiard Hall), 233-241, Lewisham High Street SE13 - Lewisham

A temperance billiard hall built 1909-10, originally incorporating a café, lounge and shops facing Lewisham High Street. Listed as a well-surviving example of an uncommon building type. The building has been empty for a number of years. It has been gutted internally and is showing signs of neglect. There is water ingress on the upper floor. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent were granted in 2017 for conversion to a church, with associated changes to restore and change parts of the building, and work is currently in progress.

Rileys (former Temperance Billiard Hall), 233-241, Lewisham High Street SE13 - Lewisham
© London Borough of Lewisham

Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1392397
  • Local Planning Authority: Lewisham
  • Site Type: Recreational > Sports site


  • Building Name: Rileys (former Temperance Billiard Hall)
  • Street Number: 233-241
  • Street Name: Lewisham High Street
  • Postcode: SE13
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Lewisham
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Lewisham, Deptford
  • Region: London

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: D
  • Ownership: Religious organisation

Contact Details

Natasha Peach 0208 314 6049

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England