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Description: Kennington Boys' School
Date Listed: 27 March 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 204184
OS Grid Reference: TQ3164176654
OS Grid Coordinates: 531641, 176654
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4735, -0.1060
CORMONT ROAD SE5
1. (north side)
Kennington Boys' School
TQ 3176 13/309
1912 by T J Bailey. Board school of LCC, similar to Vauxhall Manor School
Annexe in Kennington Road. Large, symmetrical building of 7 sections. Main
central block of 3 tall storeys, 5 windows, under high pitched, hipped tiled
roof with 3 tiny lucarne-like dormers whose swept roofs become spirelets. Flanking
6-storey square towers have corbelled octagonal angle turrets and tall swept
slated roofs rising to bell stage with spirelet and vane above. Beyond are
5-storey, 4-bay intermediate sections with parapet fronts; outer bays of 3
tall storeys and attic under shaped gables with scrolled kneelers. Stock brick
with dressings of red brick and stone (the latter mainly for gable and parapet
copings) and terra-cotta for corbel tables at tower eaves and the larger turret
corbels, and for rusticating the wall arcading of central section. Varied window
shapes, much wall enrichment; a building of romance and fantasy.
Listing NGR: TQ3164176654
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Source: English Heritage
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