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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: 237 AND 239, SYDENHAM ROAD

List entry Number: 1252991



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Croydon

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Nov-1994

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436113

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1005-/2/10020 Nos. 237 and 239


Semi-detached houses, now flats, c.1878 to the early patent concrete slab system pioneered by W H Lascelles, builder, with assistance in design by Norman Shaw. Coloured concrete, brick, and concrete tile-hanging stained to resemble clay. Tile roof with brick stacks. Deep plan, the two-storey houses a mirror image of each other, with projecting wings to front and sides. All windows casements, those to jettied first floor with lattice-pattern iron tracery. Entrances in side wings under elaborate projecting doorcases with console brackets, pilasters and original doors. Interiors not inspected. Also included in the listing is the original concrete front boundary wall to no. 237. Included as a remarkable survival of early concrete technology, designed with exceptional architectural skill. This semi-detached pair form a strong group with the listed nos. 226 and 228 opposite, also built to the Lascelles system. Sources: R Norman Shaw, 'Sketches for Cottages', 1878 Andrew Saint, 'Richard Norman Shaw', 1976, pp.165-71.

Listing NGR: TQ3276066671

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saint, A, Richard Norman Shaw, (1976), 165-71
Shaw, R , Sketches for Cottages, (1878)

National Grid Reference: TQ 32760 66671


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