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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HORNIMAN MUSEUM

List entry Number: 1079996

Location

HORNIMAN MUSEUM, LONDON ROAD SE23

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityLewishamLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Mar-1973

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 203357

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History

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Details

LONDON ROAD SE23 1. 4424 Horniman Museum TQ 3473 22/192

II*

2. 1902 by Harrison Townsend. Ashlar. Main section under wide segmental gable, expressing line of glazed barrel roof behind. Blank upper storey has row of pilasters, with leafy capitals, resting on cornice of lower floor; and hooded niches, with wrought iron screens, at ends. These rest on thick end pilasters with rounded angles and leafy capitals. 1st floor level filled with large mosaic representing music, arts and sciences, by Anning Bell. Ground floor blank but for bronze plaque. Terrace on 2 levels has 2 walled stairs, the upper at right angles, leading to round arched entrance in projecting, square East tower whose basement is an open carriageway with round arched entrances. Rounded tower angles lead up to 4 round turrets with carved decoration. Between these the tower is round in plan and has thick cornice with large dentils. Clock faces below. Walls smooth and blank but for two small windows at ground floor level. Plain link, with row of small windows, leads to main section and beyond this a l-storey entrance link to later annexe of 1911 in harmony with main building. 2 storeys and attic with square angle towers holding projecting segment-headed ground floor porch. 5 windows on 1st floor under slated pent roof with overhanging raftered eaves. Above this, set back gabled attic with three stepped slit windows. Wrought iron railing at right in front of link, and lampholder over door.

Listing NGR: TQ3487073101

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National Grid Reference: TQ 34870 73101

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