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Leo Street School, Southwark

Original name Leo Street School
Current name Unknown apartments
Previous names Unknown
Current address Leo Street, Peckham, London
Postcode SE15 2RJ
Date of opening 1899
Date of addition(s) 1900
VSIL grading Classic
Evidence source SBL Map 1904; LCC: Education Service Particulars for the Year 1914-1915. Tim Walder site visit 2007.
Original architect T J Bailey
Additional architect Unknown
Style Late Bailey
Borough Southwark
Current use Residential
Condition Good
Protection None
Comments
Between Asylum Road, Leo Street, Gervase Street and Drover's Place. This school has two distinct phases. The main three storey block, with the classroom façade to Leo Street, is in the grand late Bailey manner with a rooftop playground. The S wing is missing. This presents an imposing façade with liberal use of terracotta. The N wing (missing) has been replaced with a modern extension as part of the conversion to housing, which is good in terms of height and form, but the wrong colour. In many ways more interesting is the single storey 1900 block facing Asylum road (now numbers 71 to 77A Asylum Road). This is an attractive and forward looking piece of work in a mild art nouveau manner with stylish use of terracotta dressings around the entrances, with an Edwardian air.
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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