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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: 1253110



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: 25-Apr-1995

Date of most recent amendment: 30-Aug-1996

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436244

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779-/31/10050 Livesley Memorial Hall


Recreation Hall. Built 1911 by S.Y.Shoubridge for the employees of the South Suburban Gas Company. Erected as a memorial for Sir George Livesey (1834-1908), Chairman of the company. London stock brick (made by the Gas Company) on concrete foundations with Burmantoft terracotta dressing. Red-tiled shallow pitched roof with hipped ends and finials. Single storey 'E' plan with steps rising to square, double-arched central entrance porch. Entrance doors of hardwood with six panels hung folding in two leaves, with semi-circular fan light above. Above the porch, a terracotta balustrade with comer piers topped with pierced urn-like finials. A large faience panel above porch arches depicts a beige banner and floral stems on a green ground. Raised letters in oxblood: 'LIVESEY MEMORIAL HALL.' Building stretches four bays either side of porch, with last bay forming pedimented gable end pierced by Venetian windows. Doric pilasters divide the other bays, each has a rectangular window set in round-headed terracotta surrounds, also at rear. Small paned, clear-glazed windows. INTERIOR. Large hall with raised stage at south end. Coved ceiling; classical cornice and pilasters divide the walls into bays. Billiard room and reading room to the right now form an open bar area. HISTORY. Much of the building work was carried out by the Gas Company itself George Thomas Livesey, knighted in 1902, initiated many technical improvements in the design of gas holders. He was the builder of the Greenwich Gas Works (1883) and was a pioneeer of Co-partnership (profit-sharing) within the industry.

Listing NGR: TQ3655172102

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National Grid Reference: TQ 36551 72102


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