Lisited Buildings

According to Historic England, there are twelve nationally-listed buildings in Penge. Ten are listed as Grade ll, one is listed as Grade ll* (parks and gardens), the other is listed as
Grade l. They are:

1. The Royal Naval Asylum, 1-13 St John’s Road, SE20. Built in 1848 and designed by Philip Hardwick in the Tudor style. Founded by Queen Adelaide in memory of William IV for twelve widows of naval officers.

2. Royal Watermen’s Almshouses. High Street SE20. There are 46 almshouses in all, built in 1840/41, designed by George Porter on land given by John Dudin Brown.

3. Penge Congregational Church, High Street, SE20. Built in 1911/12 with Kentish ragstone in the English vernacular style to a design by architect Percy Richard Morley Horder.

4. Penge East Station, Station Road, SE20. Designed by John Taylor in ‘Railway Picturesque’ style with Gothic and Tudor references in windows,  doors and chimneys. Formerly Penge Station until 1923.

5. Church of St John the Evangelist, High Street, SE20 designed by Edwin Nash and J.R. Round. Stained glass window by the William Morris & Co Studio.

6.  50 High Street, Penge. Built in 1840, a larger building next door to the more ornate White House. Two of the oldest buildings in Penge.

7. The White House, no 52 High Street. Built in 1840. Georgian references in shape of windows and doors. Ornamental lions’ heads on the guttering.

8. Cattle Drinking Trough, Green Lane. Carved lettering in granite. A handsome piece of street furniture, circa 1893, with human drinking fountain at one end and dog trough at the other.

9. The Penge War Memorial, High Street, Penge. This dates from 1925 when it was officially unveiled by Councillor Francis J. Rhodes, JP. See separate page on War Memorials on drop-down menu under the Penge Heritage Trail.

10. Holy Trinity Church War Memorial, Lennard Road. Portland stone and carved lettering.

11. Crystal Palace Park is Grade ll* listed. Much of the park is in SE20, designed by Joseph Paxton and modelled on Versailles as a setting for the Crystal Palace in the grounds of the former Penge Place. There is a maze, a boating lake, the remains of the palace itself, and those famous Dinosaurs.

12. The Prehistoric Animal Sculptures (as Historic England calls them) are Grade 1 nationally-listed buildings and known as the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs although technically they are in SE20.

For further details of these see the relevant sections of the Penge Heritage Trail.
For further information of the Historic England listings