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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.


List entry Number: 1253065



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Lewisham

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 21-Dec-1993

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436196

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The following building shall be added:

CATFORD RUSHEY GREEN TQ 3773 779-/25/10005 Lewisham Theme and Department of Environmental services


Theatre and offices, built as concert hall and offices. Built in 1931-32 by Arthur John Hope of the firm of Bradshaw, Gass and Hope as a concert hall extension to the old Town Hall of 1874-5 by G Elkington, demolished in the 1950s. The building included offices and was originally intended for dancing and wrestling as well as concerts and minor theatricals. Curved stone building with hipped tiled roof with 2 stage domed octagonal cupola surmounted by weathervane. Four storeys. Third floor set back with triple arched windows divided by pilasters. Other floors have top opening casements with small panes (arched to second floor) divided by pilasters with reliefs of sea creatures. Central open pediment flanked by heraldic deers and bears (Lewisham crest) and stone flat canopy to ground floor. Theatre to left comprises central full-height curved bay with 3 tall arched windows with 9 smaller windows to 3rd floor divided by shields with heraldic beasts and 2 further bays on either side. Centre has flat canopy and double doors. Sides have two curved doorcases with central roundel. Rear entrance has blank wall with blank panel with griffins flanking shield and gargoyles below parapet. Interior of theatre has complete Art Deco interior. Staircases have metal handrails, panels with metal scrollwork and octagonal metal light fittings, Function Room has lattice panels and panelling, vaulted corridor with gilded ceiling apertures, Concert Hall has gothic style oak panelling and 4-centred surrounds to radiators. Auditorium has curved roof with coffered panels, giant round-headed arches, 10 original metal and glass lanterns, carved wooden gallery and curved proscenium arch flanked by panels surmounted by shields, flanked by heraldic beasts and metal scrollwork grilles. Original Compton organ with consoles.

Listing NGR: TQ3766573667

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National Grid Reference: TQ 37665 73667


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