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All Saints Church, 1904-6 by Temple Moore. Built through a bequest from Lady Charles
Brudenell-Bruce in memory of her husband, the first Marquess of Ailesbury. The
church is the centrepiece of the L.C.C.'s Totterdown Fields Estate.
Graveney School LSB
1898 Notable examples of the symmetrical, three-decker
turreted type a
later design, with giant arches in terracotta. The school is a merger of
Furzedown Secondary School and Ensham School.
Relatively recent name referring to gorse on the common.
Marked as ‘Furze Down’ on the Ordnance Survey map of 1876, that is ‘down on
which furze or gorse grows', from Middle English ‘furse’. Local records from
the 17th century refer to the cutting of furze for fuel by the inhabitants of Tooting on
the common land here. Furzedown (east of Tooting).
Furzedown Training College. The core is a large plain
mansion Furzedown House 1794 and later enlarged, which once stood in its own
grounds here. It was bought in 1862 by Philip Flower and
altered by James Knowles, Sen. in 1862-7. Five-bay front with cornice and
parapet. Conservatory of c. 1865 on the side with a barrel-vaulted glass
roof. Bought by the LCC in 1915 and
turned into a teacher training college. Additions for the college leave some exotic
c19 planting. The new buildings are by L. Manasseh and Partners, 1961-5.
Tooting Library William
Lancaster Hope gave it. Ballet. Memorial to the Rev.Anderson, 1902 ext.
1908. And plaque to Alderman. In addition, clock about his work.
Wandsworth Borough Council. In
the 1920s this was the council’s largest interwar estate.
St.Paul’s church 1925
Recreation ground provided by Wandsworth Council.
Furzedown Project opened by Dr.Norman Levinson as a
meeting place for older people.
former hospital. A stately brick neo-Georgian front on a grand scale. Built as
Tooting College for St Joseph's R.C. College, Clapham in 1887-8 by William
Harvey; later used as an old people's home before becoming
a hospital. It was built in the grounds of Hill House, a mid c18 country house
which survived in Rectory Lane until replaced by a nurses' home c. 1961. Mr. Hill was going to build a
workhouse but the Vestry cancelled it.
Used the building for a mansion and became the house of St. Benedict's
Hospital. Transferred to London County
Council from Wandsworth Board of Guardians
General Fairfax there.
Penworthy Primary School. Notable examples of the symmetrical, three decker turreted
Furzedown Secondary, has a big Baroque centrepiece of c. 1910, with rusticated brick
surround to a large window. Good additions gymnasium and
science blocks by Trevor Dannatt & Partners, 1965-7-