AVERY HILL TRAINING COLLEGE (MAIN DOORWAY, LOBBY, PASSAGE AND THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1079081
Date first listed:
08-Jun-1973
Statutory Address:
AVERY HILL TRAINING COLLEGE (MAIN DOORWAY, LOBBY, PASSAGE AND THEATRE, BEXLEY ROAD SE9

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Location

Statutory Address:
AVERY HILL TRAINING COLLEGE (MAIN DOORWAY, LOBBY, PASSAGE AND THEATRE, BEXLEY ROAD SE9

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Greenwich (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 44365 74425

Details

1. 4412 BEXLEY ROAD SE9

Avery Hill Training College (Main doorway, lobby, passage and theatre). TQ 44 4 55/160

II

2. 1890. Projecting portico with simicircular end. Ashlar. Paired Tuscan columns support entablature enriched with egg-and-dart dentils; and balustraded parapet. Rear wall divided by pilasters into a wide central bay and 2 narrow side bays. Decorative wrought iron screens to side windows and to side lights of richly carved double doors. Cornice head and stone tympanum above carved with eagle, fruit and date 1890. Carved coats of arms in fruit and leaf borders above side windows. At right of portico a long passage wall of red brick with ashlar pilasters, entablature and balustraded parapet. Directly below architrave small paired windows divided by stone pilasters. Carved brick panels between main pilasters. Theatre block, partly concealed by later buildings adjoining, is of red brick with angle pilasters and moulded cornice in several planes. Outer fringe of roof is low pitched and leaded. From this rises high attic with windows of pronounced batter divided by curved buttresses reaching from edge of roof to wood eaves cornice of attic. Diagonal buttresses at- corners. High pitched, hipped, tiled attic roof. Inside, a vestibule wood-panelled with fluted and reeded pilasters and entablature. Central glazed dome and flanking skylights. Marble floor with massive marble fireplace. To right of vestibule a passage entirely walled and floored in variegated marbles. Corinthian pilasters, with gilded capitals, rest on plinths and support entablature. Ornate plaster ceiling with raised borders and panels, the centre ones glazed. Theatre, at end of passage, has backstage screen of 4 tall Doric columns, entablature and balustraded parapet, all in green marble. Apsidal end behind. Deep coved cornice below raised attic windows. Pedimented entablature surround to entrance, similar marble to stage screen. Dark green marble dado.

Listing NGR: TQ4436574425

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
200208
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/14915/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Ms Frances Ottaway. Source Historic England Archive
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