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Livesey Memorial Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Bellingham, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4315 / 51°25'53"N

Longitude: -0.0371 / 0°2'13"W

OS Eastings: 536551

OS Northings: 172102

OS Grid: TQ365721

Mapcode National: GBR K9.FBV

Mapcode Global: VHGRF.98RZ

Entry Name: Livesey Memorial Hall

Listing Date: 25 April 1995

Last Amended: 30 August 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1253110

English Heritage Legacy ID: 436244

Location: Lewisham, London, SE6

County: London

District: Lewisham

Locality: Bellingham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Forest Hill, St George With Lower Sydenham, St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

Listing Text

TQ 3672 PERRY HILL

779-/31/10050 Livesley Memorial Hall

II

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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