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Statutory Address:

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

Greater London Authority
Lewisham (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 38977 73371


The following building shall be added:

TORRIDON ROAD TQ 3873 (east side) 779-/26/10058 Hither Green Library


Public library. 1907 by Henry Hopton. Red Leicestershire brick with Doulton's grey terracotta dressing. Slate roof Single storey with central tower. Three bay front symmetrical, with central double panelled doors under fanlight and voussoirs flanked by banded Ionic columns which support lintel inscribed 'PUBLIC LIBRARY'. To either side are gabled bays with Venetian windows incorporating cartouches in the tympanum below consoles. Above entrance is domed octagonal tower with pinnacle, with concave faces and sharply projecting dentil cornices; eight-light windows on four sides, and scrolled bracket with scallop finials on the other four. Side elevation with six bays with central pair of gables and parapet balustrade; columnar mullions to windows. Interior with circular entrance hall under dome, original screens and coloured glass. An unusual small branch library incorporating good terracotta and a unique instance ofa Roman Baroque-inspired design in the tower. It is particularly complete. SOURCE: Building News, 8 March 1907.

Listing NGR: TQ3897773371


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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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Date: 28 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15597/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard M. Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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