Former Lambeth Waterworks uncovered coalstore including tower and attached tunnels

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1031864
Date first listed:
21-Aug-2002
Statutory Address:
Seething Wells Halls of Residence, Kingston University, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5PJ

Map

Ordnance survey map of Former Lambeth Waterworks uncovered coalstore including tower and attached tunnels
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Location

Statutory Address:
Seething Wells Halls of Residence, Kingston University, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5PJ

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Kingston upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 17266 67270

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/03/2018

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PORTSMOUTH ROAD Kingston University Seething Wells Halls of Residence Former Lambeth Waterworks uncovered coalstore including tower and attached tunnels, (Formerly listed as Lambeth uncovered coalstore including tower and attached tunnels, Seething Wells, PORTSMOUTH ROAD)

21-AUG-02

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.

In 1995 the building became part of a hall of residence complex to Kingston University.



Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
489758
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

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