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Weston Street School, Southwark

Original name Weston Street School
Current name The Tabard Centre
Previous names Great Hunter Street Schools
Current address Prioress Street, Bermondsey, London
Postcode SE1 4UZ
Date of opening 1874
Date of addition(s) Unknown
VSIL grading Outstanding
Evidence source "The Builder", 3 Aug 1872 p. 610, 2 Nov 1872 p. 874 (tender) and 27 Feb 1875 p. 197. "The Building News", June 5 1874, p. 612. SBL Map 1904; LCC: Education Service Particulars for the Year 1914-1915; Weiner [1994], p. 61; Tim Walder site visit 2007.
Original architect Frederick W Roper
Additional architect Unknown
Style Early competitions
Borough Southwark
Current use Residential
Condition Good
Protection Listed Grade II (Listed 12/03/1996)
In 1894 Weston Street continued S to Great Dover Street. The school is now located between the modern Prioress Street, Hunter Close (formerly Great Hunter Street?), Potier Street and Rephidim Street. Listing description: Tabard Street School II Formerly known as: Great Hunter Street Schools NEW KENT ROAD. School Board school. Dated 1873, completed 1874. By Frederick W Roper. For London School Board. MATERIALS: stock brick in English bond relieved by red and white brick; stone dressings. Original roofs renewed, but to an original material, tile, and design. PLAN: L-shaped plan with 4-stage stair tower/bell tower near south-east corner. Unless otherwise specified the windows are flat-arched with chamfered stone lintels set under brick relieving arches, the resulting tympana picked out in a basket-weave pattern of brick. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys. long elevation to Hunter Close has 9-window range, many paired and finishing in gabled half dormers; each gable with ventilating slits to peaks. R
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