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Southwold School

Southwold School Junior & Mixed Infants School, Detmold Road, Mount Pleasant Hill

Architectural Merit



LB of Hackney/ Education Trust

Date or period

Late 19th Century

Current Designation

Listed Grade II

Historical Association

London Board School

Archaeological Significance

None known

Group Value





High. Late 19th Century. London Board School. Two adjoining buildings of stock brick with dressings of red brick and Portland Stone. High pitched tiled roofs. East wing of 3 storeys and attic, 4 windows, irregular. Hipped roof with gablets. 1 dormer and a tall pedimented shaped, scro led gable breaking eaves at right. 3-storey, 2-window link, with parapet, to main block with 2 parallel roof ridges, gable ends to road. These are larger and more elaborate than the gable in east wing, the eastern one largest as its roof ridge is highest. Moulded string at 2nd floor level. Elliptical stone hoods above large 2nd floor windows. 5-bay right return has 3 gables similar to the 1st: and south elevations are of like pattern.

Future Conservation

No action needed

leabridge.org.uk December 2012