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The Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Asylum (46 Almshouses)

A Grade II Listed Building in Penge and Cator, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4166 / 51°24'59"N

Longitude: -0.0537 / 0°3'13"W

OS Eastings: 535437

OS Northings: 170418

OS Grid: TQ354704

Mapcode National: GBR JH.H3Z

Mapcode Global: VHGRF.0NYD

Entry Name: The Royal Waterman's and Lighterman's Asylum (46 Almshouses)

Listing Date: 7 February 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040012

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358480

Location: Bromley, London, SE20

County: London

District: Bromley

London Borough Ward: Penge and Cator

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Penge St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET, PENGE, SE20
1.
4407
The Royal Watermen's &
Lightermen's Asylum (46 almshouses)
TQ 37 SE 1/210 7.2.73.
II

2.
These Almshouses for aged watermen and lightermen were built in 1839-4.
Architect George Porter. The ground was given by J Dudun Brown. They form
3 sides of a courtyard. 2 storeys. White brick. In the centre of the
main block are 2 square towers of 4 storeys each with ogee-shaped lead
cupolas and a clock-face and wind vane face respectively in the top storey.
Between is a crow-stepped gable containing a royal cartouche and below an
oriel window of 2 tiers of 5 lights on the first floor and a 4 centred
archway on the ground floor. On each side of this central feature the
centre block has 7 windows and 2 gables. The side blocks at right angles
have 13 windows and 5 gables each. Projecting cloister to the whole.
A balustrade completes the 4th side with 3 entrances flanked by brick
piers surmounted by heraldic beasts.


Listing NGR: TQ3543570417

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