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Beaufoy Institute - HBHB

Beaufoy Institute Beaufoy Institute - HBHB

Erection date: 1907

Inscription

HBHB 1850

Site: Beaufoy Institute (4 memorials)

SE11, Black Prince Road, 39

The cartouches are on the two gables on the front elevation. Speel informs that the relief and the plain inscribed stone were moved here from the original Ragged School.

1851 the Beaufoy family established the Lambeth Ragged School in nearby Newport Street. The coming of the railway in 1903 forced a move and MHB had this Beaufoy Institute built. An extension was added on the east in the 1930s. During WW2 the building was used for the manufacture of munitions, by women. Over time the Institute was taken over by Lambeth Council and then sold to become a Bhuddist Centre in 2014. The playground has been developed as flats.

The building is listed Grade II and that text points out that some of the decorative elements on this building are probably by the nearby firm of Doulton. From its beginning John Doulton (1793 – 1873) was on the board of trustees for the Ragged School and there were still Doultons on the board when the school moved. "Research has suggested that {this building} was a test site for 'Cockrill-Doulton Patent Tiles'..."

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Beaufoy Institute - HBHB

Subjects commemorated Information

Henry Benjamin Hanbury Beaufoy

Vinegar factory owner, philanthropist and politician. MP for Hackney. Born Sw...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Beaufoy Institute - HBHB

Also at this site Information

Beaufoy Institute - 2 stones

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Beaufoy Institute - relief

{At the bottom right of the relief:} Nixon, Sc.

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