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Farncombe Street School, Southwark

Original name Farncombe Street School
Current name Riverside Primary School
Previous names Unknown
Current address Janeway Street, Rotherhithe, London
Postcode SE16 4PS
Date of opening 1874
Date of addition(s) 1900
VSIL grading Outstanding
Evidence source SBL Map 1904; LCC: Education Service Particulars for the Year 1914-1915. Andrew Saint Report 1991. Frederick Wolff site visit 2006. James Hall site visit 2007. Tim Walder site visit 2007.
Original architect M P Manning (Gale and Manning)
Additional architect Unknown
Style Early competitions
Borough Southwark
Current use Primary education
Condition Good
Protection Listed Grade II (Listed 17/09/1988)
Between Bevington Street, Waterside Close, Farncombe Street and Janeway Street. Recommended for listing by Andrew Saint in 1991. Good rear addition from 1900. Large Gothic-style school with covered way in front by architect of St Mary, Primrose Hill, Camden. Praised in building press for novel planning and other arrangements. Interesting Gothic school with new staircase plan, well preserved. Listing description: Riverside School II Formerly known as: Farncombe Street School Board School FARNCOMBE STREET. School Board school. Dated 1874. By MP Manning of Gale and Manning. Brick in English bond with stone dressings; roofs of slate. STYLE: Gothic Revival style. PLAN: 3 storeys over basement; 10-window range; single-storey wing of 3-window range to the north and single-storey wing of one-window range to the south. Shallow, U-shaped plan with centre projection to the rear. EXTERIOR: end bays of 2 windows each terminate in a steeply-pitched gable; from the 1st floor to gable a point
© Frederick Wolff
© Frederick Wolff
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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