Former Lambeth Waterworks District Offices and Stores Building


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Seething Wells Halls of Residence, Kingston University, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5PJ


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Statutory Address:
Seething Wells Halls of Residence, Kingston University, Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, KT6 5PJ

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

Greater London Authority
Kingston upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 17232 67314


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/03/2018


PORTSMOUTH ROAD Kingston University Seething Wells Halls of Residence Former Lambeth Waterworks District Offices and Stores Building

(Formerly listed as Lambeth District offices and Stores Building, PORTSMOUTH ROAD) 29-OCT-03

GV II Originally offices and stores for waterworks, now stores. 1850-52 by James Simpson for the Lambeth Waterworks in Gothic style. Built of stock brick in Flemish bond with sandstone dressings and slate roof with panelled stock brick chimneystacks. Asymmetrical building of one storey in the form of an entrance lodge with a series of four gables with sandstone fleur de lys shaped finials and irregular fenestration.

EXTERIOR: South west side has small gable to left with entrance in sandstone architrave followed by projecting larger gable with dogtooth cornice, clockface in gable, two further entrances and two blocked mullioned windows. Two further recessed gables have a wide entrance and mullioned window. The south east side has one tripartite mullioned and transomed windows. The north east side has a further tripartite mullioned and transomed window, narrow mullioned window, entrance and lean-to.

INTERIOR: Plaster ceiling rose and original York stone paving. There is also a set of steep steps to service the clock.

In 1995 the building became part of a hall of residence complex to Kingston University.


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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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