Local pubs win listed status

Deptford Dame found the link to the list of 26 buildings that were listed in the borough this month, to offer them protection against possible redvelopment in the future.

Most on the list are pubs and credit is due to Cllr Liam Curran for pushing the preservation of pubs up the local agenda. Listing doesn't guarantee protection, but it does make life more difficult for developers seeking a change of use and sends a signal that Lewisham cares about its pubs.

Here's the list of buildings pubs and a little of the detail about the local pubs. It's well-worth reading the full descriptions here, if you're into that sort of thing:

Albertines (formerly Clarendon Arms) 237 Lewisham Way
An attractive Victorian corner pub built as the ‘Clarendon Arms’ in 1857 on the site of the former Bricklayers’ Arms of 1803/04. It was renamed the ‘Malt and Hops’ in 1992 before its current sign of ‘Albertines’.

Brockley Jack – 408 Brockley Road
A large and ornate Victorian public house built in 1898 that includes a theatre built out of the former stables. There has been a pub on this site for several hundred years and a former landlord was rumoured to be a highway man. Previous names of the pubs on this site were ‘The Crooked Billet’ in the 1700s and the ‘The Castle’ in the 1800s.

The Brockley Barge, 184 Brockley Road
The Barge is located adjacent to Brockley Station and has an imposing curved elevation which faces towards New Cross. It occupies a narrow wedge site and makes a substantial contribution to the local streetscape. This pub dates from 1868 and takes its name from the barges on the Croydon Canal which is now the railway track. The canal closed in 1836 but the pub retained the canal links by incorporating the look of a canal boat with the ground floor curved elevation and in the name.

The Black Horse, 195 Evelyn Street
A traditional three storey Victorian working pub from the 1870/80s. It is built in stock brick with deep decorative eaves. The original bull nosed timber sash windows remain to the upper floor but the first floor windows have been replaced.

Ravensbourne Arms, 323 Lewisham High Street
The Ravensbourne Arms, was built as the Coach and Horses in 1934. It is a substantial pub which occupies the plot between Legge Street and Romborough Way on Lewisham High Street.

Ladywell Tavern, 80 Ladywell Road
The Ladywell Tavern was built in 1846 on the corner of Ladywell Road and Slagrove Place.

The Haberdashers (formerly The Rosemary Branch/The Hardcastle) 44 Lewisham Way
The Haberdashers is a classically inspired pub built as the Rosemary Branch around 1854. It is a three storey building built from yellow stock brick with stuccoed detailing.

The Cranbrook, 65 Cranbrook Road
The Cranbrook is an unusual and beautiful bullnosed building on the junction of Brookmill Road and Cranbrook Road. It was built in 1854 as part of the creation of Deptford New Town in the mid – late 19th century. It reflects the building style of the surrounding terraces in the Brookmill conservation area which are simply designed with classical influences and unified with a rendered parapet.

The Harp, 2 – 4 New King Street
Built in 1897, this is a large and attractive pub that sits facing down Deptford High St from Evelyn Street. It is astride the two junctions with New King Street and Watergate Street and has been designed to address these streets as well. It makes a handsome contribution to the streetscape.

The White Swan, Deptford High Street
An imposing corner property situated on Deptford High Street on the corner with Edward Street. This was built as a pub and also a hotel in the early 1800s. It is stock brick with classical detailing and retains the original pub frontage.

Other buildings listed include:

- The Dolphin, 121 Sydenham Road
- The Fellowship Inn, Randlesdown Road
- The Dacre Arms, 11 Kingswood Place
- The Perry Hill (formerly the Two Brewers), 78 – 80 Perry Hill
- The Hare and Billet , 1a Hare and Billet Road
- The Crown, 117 Burnt Ash Hill
- The Old Tigers Head, 351 Lee High Road
- Joiners Arms, 66 Lewisham High Street
- 110 Kirkdale, (formerly The Woodman)
- Golden Lion, 116 Sydenham Road
- 180 – 190 Lewisham High Street
- 93 – 95 Lewisham High Street
- 85 – 87 Lewisham High Street
- 65 – 71 Lewisham High Street
- Taymount Grange, Taymount Rise