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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: POINT HOUSE

List entry Number: 1289615

Location

POINT HOUSE, 18, WEST GROVE SE10

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityGreenwichLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-Jun-1973

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 396736

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History

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Details

1. 4412 WEST GROVE SE10

No 18 (Point House) TQ 3876 37/G130

II*

2. 1701 with later extensions. Original house of 3 storeys and basement, 5 windows. Multi-coloured stock brick with stone-coped parapet concealing roof. Slightly projecting centre section has urn finials to parapet. Projecting stone quoins, rusticated on ground and 1st floor. Frieze band below parapet. Heavy, moulded cornice at 2nd floor level has broken pediment in central section with projecting oriel in opening. (This oriel is modern, replaced after war damage, but an original can be seen on back wall). Band at 1st floor cills. Rendered basement. The whole 2nd floor may have been added later in the century as the gauged brick window arches are flat on 2nd floor and segmental on other floors. They are of pinkish brick. 1st floor centre window has shouldered, moulded architrave. Windows are all early C19 recessed sashes with glazing bars. Modernised central door in Doric doorcase with triglyph frieze and segmental pediment. An early C19, 3-storey, 2-window projecting left wing with most windows blocked; and a late C19, 1-storey, 2-window projecting right wing. Inside, hall with early C18 panelling and screen across left end of 2 fluted Ionic columns with side pilasters. Niches behind screen, flanking door to dicing room. Wide staircase with carved, cut string, S-curved undertreads and spiral newel. High relief plaster work on landing and staircase walls, swags, shells and eagle motifs predominate. The house was once lived in by Rowland Hill, founder of the penny post.

Listing NGR: TQ3842676824

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National Grid Reference: TQ 38419 76821

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