De Turberville, A., (2015). Friends Meeting House, Blackheath, Historic Building Record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House, Blackheath, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1036204
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A small concrete Brutalist jewel of the early 1970s, sitting happily alongside earlier buildings, within the Blackheath Conservation Area. Although of relatively recent date, the meeting house has overall high significance. Evidential value: This is a purpose-built structure of relatively recent date, although it retains some loose furnishings from previous meeting houses. It is of medium evidential value. Historical value: The Blackheath Meeting has its origins in the late seventeenth-century meetings at Woolwich and Deptford, but has only occupied the present site since the early 1970s. The architect of the meeting house is a notable figure in post-war modernist design, and this gives the building high historical value. Aesthetic value: The meeting house is a small, jewel-like Brutalist design (terms not usually conjoined), ingeniously planned to overcome and then exploit the level changes presented by the site. The chamfered square form evokes a medieval chapter house, and the raised square lantern acts as a beacon. The building forms an arresting termination of the view down Independents Road, and makes a positive contribution to the local conservation area. It is thought to be the only concrete Brutalist meeting house in the country. It is of exceptional aesthetic value. Communal value: The building and its facilities are well used by Friends and by the wider community. The building is a prominent feature in the local townscape, within London's oldest conservation area. The meeting house is of high communal value.
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A De Turberville
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Architectural History Practice Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Friends Meeting House, Lawn Terrace
County: GREATER LONDON
District: LEWISHAM
Parish: LEWISHAM AND BLACKHEATH
Country: England
Grid Reference: 539518, 175930 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Modern
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OASIS Id: architec1-239275
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01 Feb 2018
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