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Avery Hill Training College (Main Doorway, Lobby, Passage and Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Eltham South, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4504 / 51°27'1"N

Longitude: 0.0762 / 0°4'34"E

OS Eastings: 544365

OS Northings: 174425

OS Grid: TQ443744

Mapcode National: GBR NM.CW8

Mapcode Global: VHHNR.8SNZ

Entry Name: Avery Hill Training College (Main Doorway, Lobby, Passage and Theatre

Listing Date: 8 June 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1079081

English Heritage Legacy ID: 200208

Location: Greenwich, London, SE9

County: London

District: Greenwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Eltham South

Built-Up Area: Greenwich

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Eltham Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

1.
4412 BEXLEY ROAD SE9

Avery Hill Training College
(Main doorway, lobby, passage
and theatre).
TQ 44 4 55/160

II

2.
1890. Projecting portico with simicircular end. Ashlar. Paired Tuscan columns
support entablature enriched with egg-and-dart dentils; and balustraded parapet.
Rear wall divided by pilasters into a wide central bay and 2 narrow side bays.
Decorative wrought iron screens to side windows and to side lights of richly
carved double doors. Cornice head and stone tympanum above carved with eagle,
fruit and date 1890. Carved coats of arms in fruit and leaf borders above side
windows. At right of portico a long passage wall of red brick with ashlar pilasters,
entablature and balustraded parapet. Directly below architrave small paired
windows divided by stone pilasters. Carved brick panels between main pilasters.
Theatre block, partly concealed by later buildings adjoining, is of red brick
with angle pilasters and moulded cornice in several planes. Outer fringe of roof
is low pitched and leaded. From this rises high attic with windows of pronounced
batter divided by curved buttresses reaching from edge of roof to wood eaves
cornice of attic. Diagonal buttresses at- corners. High pitched, hipped, tiled
attic roof.
Inside, a vestibule wood-panelled with fluted and reeded pilasters and entablature.
Central glazed dome and flanking skylights. Marble floor with massive marble
fireplace.
To right of vestibule a passage entirely walled and floored in variegated marbles.
Corinthian pilasters, with gilded capitals, rest on plinths and support entablature.
Ornate plaster ceiling with raised borders and panels, the centre ones glazed.
Theatre, at end of passage, has backstage screen of 4 tall Doric columns, entablature
and balustraded parapet, all in green marble. Apsidal end behind. Deep coved
cornice below raised attic windows. Pedimented entablature surround to entrance,
similar marble to stage screen. Dark green marble dado.


Listing NGR: TQ4436574425

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