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Description: Avery Hill Training College (Conservatory)
Date Listed: 8 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 200209
OS Grid Reference: TQ4436874405
OS Grid Coordinates: 544368, 174405
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4502, 0.0763
4412 BEXLEY ROAD SE9
Avery Hill Training College
TQ 4474 55/161
1889. Large structure in classical style with domed glass roofs, in 3 sections.
Centre 1-storey block of 7 bays with 12 windows and door on axis. Pediment over
3 middle bays. Red brick. Walls defined by rusticated pilasters supporting
entablature with brick mouldings. A pair of round arched windows with moulded
stone architraves and pilasters to each bay. Central round arched doorway with
side lights giving Venetian effect. Similar stone dressings. In spandrels
carved brick figures and plants representing Horticulture. Low pitched glass
roof in outer parts and tall central glass dome with moulded wood cornice and
console bracketed soffit. Low central wood cupola with figure of Eros at finial.
5-window set back side wings in similar style with domed glass roofs and small,
square cupolas. Long, 15-window west return. East return shorter with later
building abutting. Inside shows riveted cast iron construction with round arches
resting on slender, quasi-Corinthian iron columns. In east wing a central feature,
figure of a mymph resting on a dolphin, in white marble on grey marble oval plinth.
Listing NGR: TQ4436874405
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Source: English Heritage
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