Borough
Architectural period
Architectural type
Facility

We will be launching the 2022 programme in mid-August

  • Corner View from Selhurst and Lawrence Roads
  • Architectural drawing by Hugh Lea, part of the original proposal
  • Interior View
  • Original opening flyer 1968
  • Brutalism in Colour
  • South Norwood Library
  • South Norwood Library
  • Side view from Lawrence Road

South Norwood Library

Hugh Lea

place
Lawrence Road, South Norwood , SE25 5AA

Travel Information

train
Nearest train: Norwood Junction
directions_bus
Bus routes: 75, 410, 130, 157, 197, 196, 312
The purpose-built library is a fine example of brutalist architecture. Built by Hugh Lea, Borough Architect for Croydon, in 1968 the main volume shows miesian influence with an abundance of natural light, interrupted by a concrete cuboid.

Events

Saturday 4th September
Discover South Norwood Library
schedule Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.
Saturday 11th September
Discover South Norwood Library
schedule Time: 10.30am to 3.30pm
Visitors can arrive at any time during the opening hours.
There may be queues at busy times.

Design

Original design
Hugh Lea , 1966
Type
Library, Civic
Period
Contemporary, Historical/contemporary