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Townsend Street School, Southwark

Original name Townsend Street School
Current name Townsend Primary School
Previous names Unknown
Current address Townsend Street, Walworth, London
Postcode SE17 1HJ
Date of opening 1885
Date of addition(s) Unknown
VSIL grading Compromised
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 Early Bailey
Borough Southwark
Current use Primary education
Condition Good
Protection None
Comments
Rather disappointing flat roofed school. It is an incomplete version of the I plan, with the S wing unconstructed. There is a complete absence of chimneys or other roof treatment and it seems likely that this school was bombed in WWII and then the second floor reconstructed in a plain manner. The replacement windows do not add to the overall effect.
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder
© Tim Walder

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