Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1358502

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Sep-1973



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County: Greater London Authority

District: Lewisham (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 36871 76561


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2/184 On pages 54, 55 and 56 the entries known as Public Library, Nos 160 to 166 (even), No 168, Nos 170 to 184 (even), No 186 and North annexe to Southern block of South-East London Technical College, all Lewisham Way SE14, shall be amended to read Lewisham Way SE4.


LEWISHAM WAY SE14 1. 4424 (South-West Side) Public Library TQ 3676 7/l84


2. 1914 by H Brumwell Thomas. 1 storey, 4 windows. Raised attic blank in front. Modified baroque style. Front centre, of ashlar, has 4 pairs of tall Ionic columns (the outer ones square) supporting entablature with pulvinated frieze and dentil cornice, broken back and continuous through rebated left angle and along return. Here it rests on 2 pairs of Ionic pilasters (the outer ones square) at either end. All columns and pilasters rest on substantial stone plinth. Above blocking course a cornice and high parapet, with ornamental pilas- ters rising through it to top cornice and having block finials. Central open pediment with inscription in garland: "DEPTFORD CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1914. Side bays of banded rusticated brick, as is left return within stone end sections. Round arched windows, those at sides and on return in coved recesses with gauged and rusticated heads. Moulded architraves and impost string to windows in centrepiece. Double door, of 6 fancy panels, has enriched architrave cornice and parapet with raised centre holding inscription in wreath: 'This library is the gift of Andrew Carnegie." Inside barrel - vaulted hall, groin - vaulted for doorways Massive staircase with stone balustrade and Venetian window on half-landing.

Listing NGR: TQ3687176561


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Legacy System number: 203344

Legacy System: LBS

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