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Royal Hill School, Greenwich

Original name Royal Hill School
Current name Charlton School, Royal Hill Site
Previous names Greenwich Park Central, The, School; Greenwich Com
Current address Royal Hill, Greenwich, London
Postcode SE10 8PY
Date of opening 1899
Date of addition(s) Unknown
VSIL grading Classic
Evidence source SBL Map 1904; LCC: Education Service Particulars for the Year 1914-1915. Andrew Saint Report 1991; Tim Walder site visit 2011.
Original architect T J Bailey
Additional architect Unknown
Style Late Bailey
Borough Greenwich
Current use Tertiary education
Condition Fair
Protection None
Despite its current lack of maintenance, an almost beautiful building (possibly in a conservation area). This should have been a grand late Bailey school on the I plan. The main range and the S wing give an inkling of the plan. The N wing was never built, creating a strangely asymmetrical building. Three storeys, predominantly London stock brick, but with red brick embellishments, especially on the horizontally rusticated ground floor. Second floor windows have rounded tops and gables to the crosswing are Flemish in style. Considerable use of faience, especailly around fenestration and at high level. The school keeper's house in King George Street forms part of the terrace but also acts as a gateway, providing "Girls and Infants" and "Boys" entrances which are only notionally separate (cf John Ruskin School, Southwark). There is also a 1920s two storey block to the E of the site.
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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