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South Hampstead High School

A Grade II Listed Building in Frognal and Fitzjohns, London

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Latitude: 51.5462 / 51°32'46"N

Longitude: -0.1762 / 0°10'34"W

OS Eastings: 526558

OS Northings: 184611

OS Grid: TQ265846

Mapcode National: GBR D1.883

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.WDPJ

Entry Name: South Hampstead High School

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Last Amended: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 477281

Location: Camden, London, NW3

County: London

District: Camden

London Borough Ward: Frognal and Fitzjohns

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


798-1/50/437 (East side)
14/05/74 No.1
South Hampstead High School
(Formerly Listed as:
TAVR Centre)


House, now converted to a school, on a corner site with
entrance front to Maresfield Gardens. c1883. By JJ Stevenson
probably for Frank Debenham, the store magnate. Red and yellow
brick with terracotta dressings. Tiled gabled roofs with
dormers and tall brick chimney-stacks with moulded brick
patterning and cornices. 3 storeys and attic. Irregular
fenestration. Entrance front of 3 bays. Central recessed bay
with doorway approached by steps with cast-iron railings and
wooden 1st floor balcony having turned balusters and large
central shaped bracket; flanking bays with Flemish gables,
right hand has cartouche in gable and left hand with chimney
rising from the ground floor having an enriched terracotta
plaque and, set diagonally across angle, a full height bay
window. Fitzjohn's Avenue front with full height canted bay.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORICAL NOTE: originally known as Oakwood Hall, the house
has connections with the Oakwood Property Company owned by
Debenham and (Sir) Edwin Lutyens; Lutyens was engaged in 1908
to make alterations described as a "terraced shelter", not now
detectable. From the 1950s until the late 1980s in use as a
TAVR (Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve) centre.

Listing NGR: TQ2655884611

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