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Orange Street School, Southwark

Original name Orange Street School
Current name Jerwood Space
Previous names John Harvard School
Current address 171 Union Street, Borough, London
Postcode SE1 0LN
Date of opening 1874
Date of addition(s) 1892
VSIL grading Compromised
Evidence source Robson [1874], pp. 332–335. SBL Map 1904; LCC: Education Service Particulars for the Year 1914-1915. James Hall site visit 2007. www.jerwoodspace.co.uk/about_history.html
Original architect E R Robson
Additional architect T J Bailey
Style Early Robson
Borough Southwark
Current use Arts
Condition Good
Protection None
The building is between Union Street and Copperfield Street (formerly Orange Street). Further research is necessary, but part of the buildings are the remains of Robson's important exemplar early school, illustrated in his book, of 1874. The second floor was completely removed following bombing in 1940. Other parts of the building are an enlargement by Bailey from 1892. The Union Street front includes an unusual single storey block with (now) blind windows. There have been further alterations and additions as part of its conversion to its current use in 1998.
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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