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C18 Property St George’s Road (1789) West Square (1794)



The C18 Elephant & Castle Period Property Guide covers the Georgian period (from 1715 to the end of the 18th Century). The area was known then as Newington.
1746 Rocque’s Map of London1787 map
Elephant & Castle History Timeline


Nos. 63–83 St. George's Road, between Hayles Street and the entrance to West Square, on the south side of the old section of the road, were built and in occupation by 1789, a few years before the houses in West Square. This and the adjoining terraces were originally known as Prospect Place


History: Developed from 1794 onwards
Listed: The east, south and wide sides are listed Grade II.





C19 Property

Gladstone Street

Pullens Buildings



The C19  Elephant & Castle Period Property Guide covers late Georgian and Regency up to late Victorian flats & houses.
1837 Cary's New Plan Of London (map)
1862 map 
Elephant & Castle History Timeline



Connects St George's road and London Road


Crampton Street, SE17 
4 storey Victorian tenements 
Built: 1886-1901 
An early form of live-work housing with 2 storey workshops at the rear.  
The Pullens Buildings were used as a set in the film The King’s Speech (2010)


C20 Property

Draper House (1965)

Metro Central Heights (1967)


The C20 Elephant & Castle Property Guide covers Edwardian to Modern and Post Modern flats & houses
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1950’s OS National Grid MapElephant & Castle History Timeline



Height: 250 feet
Storeys: 25
It was the tallest residential tower in London when it was built. It was in the Brutalist style but with Sicilian marble stone panelling, a surprising touch for a council block. It takes its name from the almshouses founded by the Drapers City livery company which formerly occupied the site.

119 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BX
(formerly Alexander Fleming House)
Architect: Ernö Goldfinger
Metro Central Heights were built in 1959-67 as offices for the Ministry of Health. It was constructed in two phases, phase one, Blocks A-C (1959-62); phase two (1964-67). They were converted into residential flats in 1997. Grade II listed.


C21 Property Strata SE1 (2010) One the Elephant (2016) More E&C Guides

The regeneration of the Elephant & Castle in Zone 1, is being driven mostly by Lendlease in partnership with Southwark Council. The first high rise was the Strata Tower in 2010. Several high rise have been added since to the changing skyline. 
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Elephant & Castle 
Flats: 408 flats
Storeys: 43
Height: 148 metres
Architects: BFLS
The three 18-metre (59 ft) wind turbines were only in use for a few months. The turbines were switched off due to complaints from residents regarding noise.

Churchyard Row
Flats: 284
Storeys: 37
Height: 124 metres
Architects: Squire & Partners

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