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Harper Street School, Southwark

Original name Harper Street School
Current name Joseph Lancaster Primary School
Previous names Harper Road School
Current address Harper Road, Bermondsey, London
Postcode SE1 6AF
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.
Original architect Colonel R W Edis
Additional architect T J Bailey
Style Early competitions
Borough Southwark
Current use Primary education
Condition Good
Protection Listed Grade II (Listed 17/09/1988)
Recommended for listing by Andrew Saint in 1991. Now the outstanding early private-architect-designed board school. Handsomely remodelled with halls and bays at the back in 1900. In advanced Gothic taste by a prominent architect. Two chimneys cut down in front, fleche either lost or not built, but otherwise in remarkably good condition for its date. Currently part of the redevelopment of the adjacent secondary school (formerly Geoffrey Chaucer School), by Future Systems, which will also affect the listed pentagonal block from this originally 1950s school. Listing Description: Joseph Lancaster Primary School II Formerly known as: Harper Road School HARPER ROAD. Board school. Designed 1873, dated 1875. By RW Edis, architect. For the London School Board. Stock brick in English bond with dressings in red brick and terracotta. Brick plinth. Red and black brick in header bond forming diaper pattern. Tiled roof. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys with 6-window range to Harper Road. In the centre
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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