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LAMBETH UNCOVERED COALSTORE INCLUDING TOWER AND ATTACHED TUNNELS

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LAMBETH UNCOVERED COALSTORE INCLUDING TOWER AND ATTACHED TUNNELS

List entry Number: 1031864

Location

LAMBETH UNCOVERED COALSTORE INCLUDING TOWER AND ATTACHED TUNNELS, PORTSMOUTH ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Kingston upon Thames

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Aug-2002

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 489758

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Details



59/0/10070 PORTSMOUTH ROAD 21-AUG-02 Lambeth uncovered coalstore including tower and attached tunnels, Seething W ells

GV II



Uncovered coal store with tower and attached underground tunnels. Built in 1851-2, designed by James Simpson for the Lambeth Waterworks in Romanesque style. Some minor C20 alterations. This comprises a roughly rectangular unroofed enclosure with an hydraulic accumulator tower at the north west end and attached tunnels. Built of stock brick with walls about 12 feet high with stone coping. North west side centre has an ornamental square tower of two stages with crenellated parapet, blank panels to the upper stage similar panel containing imitation arrowslit windows and Romanesque style round-headed arches to the lower stage. To the left is a panel with two round-headed arches. To the right is a similar panel but replaced with a flat arch with double doors. The sides have three large panels with stepped cornice. To the rear are two inserted C20 flat arches with vertical shuttered doors. HISTORY: This structure was capable of storing 1500 tons of coal. It has underground tunnels which connected with a track underneath the Portsmouth Road to a crane by a riverside wharf which brought the coal by river.

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National Grid Reference: TQ 17266 67270

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