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Description: Smallwood Junior and Infants School
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 207139
OS Grid Reference: TQ2665071795
OS Grid Coordinates: 526650, 171795
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4310, -0.1795
SMALLWOOD ROAD SW17
Smallwood Junior and
TQ 2671 17/3
Built 1398 by The London School Board as Smallwood Road Schools (Schools Architect:
T J Bailey) and enlarged 1908 by The LCC according to attached plaques.
The symmetrical elevation to Hazelhurst Road is composed of an advanced 3-storey
centre 5-bays wide flanked by 6-storey towers. These and lower 4-storey linking
ranges of 4-bays are framed by the advanced 3-bay wide gable ends of tall 3-storey
The building is of yellow stocks with stone and red brick dressings and tile roofs.
The towers have copper caps.
On the central block piers rising to the parapet articulate the tiers of windows.
A moulded band breaks round these between first and second floors. The second
floor windows have cambered arches and the steep-pitched roof carries miniature
dormers with spirelets.
The towers have paired windows, those on the third and fourth floors recessed in a
cambered arch, those on the fifth floor with round-arched heads repeated as blind
windows on the exposed return. The square caps of ogival section support balustrades.
From these rise slender domed lanterns with spirelets.
On the linking ranges the third floor windows have cambered heads and the parapets
The end pavilions are articulated in a manner similar to the central block but with
most openings blind.
The smaller building to the north-east and the school-keeper's lodge in the east
angle are in concordant style and materials.
Listing NGR: TQ2665071795
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Source: English Heritage
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