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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: NELSON HOUSE INCLUDING RAILINGS TO STEPS

List entry Number: 1385837

Location

NELSON HOUSE INCLUDING RAILINGS TO STEPS, 265, ROTHERHITHE STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthoritySouthwarkLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Dec-1949

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Sep-1998

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 471249

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History

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Details

SOUTHWARK

TQ3680SE ROTHERHITHE STREET 636-1/21/655 (East side) 06/12/49 No.265 Nelson House including railings to steps (Formerly Listed as: ROTHERHITHE STREET No.265 Nelson Dock House)

GV II*

Shipbuilder's house, now offices. c1740. Stock brick with stone details; octagonal glazed cupola flanked by chimney stacks to roof behind rebuilt parapet with stone coping. EXTERIOR: 3 storeys and basement, 5 bays. Front elevation has curved stone steps with wrought-iron railings to door within full-height, slightly projecting central stone frontispiece. Doric order with triglyph frieze and cornice to panelled door with patterned fanlight, and flanking side lights. Above, at 1st floor, a Venetian window with architrave and mask on key to centre section, Ionic order with dentil cornice to outer sections, balustrade below. Curved pediment with side scrolls over oculus on 2nd floor. Gauged, flat brick arches to sash windows with glazing bars, those to ground and 1st floors with bracketed sills. Stone cornice at 2nd floor. Rusticated basement section beneath front entrance has recessed original door and flanking oval windows. Plain brick elevation to dock suitably embellished with grand central timber doorcase. Attached Doric columns support triglyph frieze with paterae in metopes, mutule cornice with key pattern on soffit. Rusticated reveals to panelled door with tripartite overlight. Similar window details to front elevation. INTERIOR: has staircase with cut string and turned balusters (partly replaced) and panelled dado with fluted, Ionic pilasters. Inner door to ground-floor room to left has shouldered architrave, pulvinated frieze, modillion cornice and broken pediment, also with modillion cornice. Similar detail, but with pediment not broken, to outside of door and to doors on 1st floor without pediments. One panelled room to ground floor. Moulded, plaster cornices to principal rooms, marbled fireplaces with shouldered architraves (some recently stolen). 1st-floor landing has Venetian window with fluted, attached Ionic columns and key pattern on soffit. Free- standing Ionic column supports ceiling and acts as newel post.





Listing NGR: TQ3655880223

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National Grid Reference: TQ 36558 80223

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